A lawyer phoned the governor's mansion late one night. "I need to talk to the governor, it's an emergency!" exclaimed the lawyer. After some convincing, the governor's assistant agreed to wake him up. "So, what is it that's so important that it can't wait until morning?" grumbled the governor. The attorney begged, "Judge Pierson just died and I want to take his place." "Well," the governor said, "it's OK with me if it's OK with the funeral home."