Ney’s got friends in low places.

“Former Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, expresses remorse and quotes singer/songwriter Garth Brooks in an e-mail sent to friends Wednesday, a day before he is to enter federal prison after pleading guilty to corruption charges.” Ney’s letter quotes lyrics from Brooks’ song “The Dance.”

and now i’m glad i didn’t knowthe way it all would end, the way it all would goour lives are better left to chance,i could have missed the pain,but i’d have had to miss, the dance