Thanks to my friend Mark for pointing me to Senator Thomas Eagleton's from-his-heart farewell address, written in May 2006 and shared with his family and friends at his memorial service yesterday. It's touching, humorous, political and straightforward. While you may not agree with all of the viewpoints, it is definitely an interesting read.
The whole address is here. My favorite part of it comes at the very end:
So go forth in love and peace — be kind to dogs — and vote Democratic.