I was reading this book about the Senate for school, it's kind of a book for kids, but there are several in this series about government and they're fairly in-depth. The Senate
So there's a chapter called "Senator X Sponsors a Bill" which explains how a senator, Senator X, becomes a senator, sponsors a bill, etc.
The whole chapter was pretty funny, with things like "He was proud that the famous debater Stephen A. Douglas had once sat at his desk.", "Senator X was pleased with the amendment.", and "Others [bills] were defeated on the Senate floor. He was not discouraged."
Anyway, there's this one section that totally cracked me up:
"Because there has been corruption in the past, the Senate passed rules that said no relative of a senator could work in his office. Senator X avoids any hint of wrongdoing. One of his voters gave him a framed cross-stitch that reads, 'Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.' He hung it on his office wall as a reminder that he is a servant of the people and shouldn't get overly impressed with his power."
I think it was the cross-stitch that did me in there... :D