I got an email announcing the departure of a co-worker who is transferring to Florida. Typically when a co-worker leaves or transfers out of state, someone will host a farewell party. An email is sent announcing it and such. This is the email I received (names changed and only the specific info changed to protect the innocent): "As many of you know, our erudite and ambition Jane Doe has reluctantly (yeah, right!) accepted a team lead position in Florida choosing warm weather and a tan over her friends in Minnesota. In truth, her BMW can't handle the winter salt and Governor Jeb Bush really needs her help on important Republican issues like distributing guns and kevlar vests to every Mr. and Mrs Joe American resident in Florida-Sorry Jane, the Democrat in me just slipped out for a second. We will all miss her dearly and to show her how much, I would like to invite everyone to my place on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 7pm to celebrate her new endeavor as super team lead and wish her well. I will have food and some beverages but since I am inviting PCS as well, I expect that it won't last very long and would appreciate if you would BYOB it and if you like a hors' doeuvre. Also, there is a deck on the roof of my building and weather permitting, you may want to bring your favorite cigar, a lawn chair and enjoy the downtown atomosphere." What do you think of the political slander placed in an email that has nothing to do with politics? I work with people of all ranges of political affiliation. And we don't talk about it because we all feel that politics divide an otherwise close-knit office. I felt that these comments were highly inappropriate had no place in the email or at all. It was as if he was trying to lash out once more without anyone else being able to retort. I don't care even if he was a conservative taking a shot at a liberal. I would still feel the same way. I don't know if his supervisor (whom I know got the email because it was sent to all of the Roseville office in a mass email) has spoken to him or not, but I feel that this person should at least be told his email was not fitting for this type of announcement. I know this person who sent the email out and is hosting the party, but I don't know if it is my place to say anything to him. Funny thing is, his supe is VERY conservative (more so than me), and makes no bones about it. What do you think? Should I send an email to his supe, telling him how I feel, or should I say something to the guy myself? I just don't want it to be any more awkward than it is now, if I said something.