Our parents always told us there were two topics we should never discuss in polite company: money and politics. Lucky for us, a new Gmail plug-in
, called Inbox Influence, has made it so we don't have to do any talking to find out who pledges allegiance to the ass or the elephant -- and how much they're willing to spend to support those affiliations. The add-on is available for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE9, and offers information about the political leanings and contributions made by the entities and individuals that appear in your inbox. C'mon, you know you're dying to find out which of your tennis-mates has a stake in Palin.