First In Line No Guarantee For Inaugural Tickets

Even if your member of Congress has declared a first-come, first-served policy on handing out hard-to-get tickets to Barack Obama's presidential swearing-in, be aware "first" doesn't necessarily mean number one in line.

Even the most honest members of Congress have family members,
friends, political contributors and others clamoring for what are the most sought-after 240,000 free tickets in the world.

Lawmakers aren't required to disclose who gets them, so the list of those who do get some of the 200 to 500 tickets per office might well start before the average person gets in line.

Thousands of requests have been made. More than a million people are expected to show up in the city itself.


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  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Nov 17, 2008 at 01:44 PM
    It's history, "Anonymous". Most people enjoy the prospect of taking part in history.
  • by betty Location: corltand on Nov 17, 2008 at 07:28 AM
    I wouldn't a ticket if they if they gave me one. Don't want to watch America going to hell, but I guess that is the way it is heading. obama is at the head of it.
  • by Anonymous2 on Nov 17, 2008 at 06:24 AM
    I'm planning on attending. All I want to say is going to be our president whether you like it or not. I'm glad because we needed some change and you all that don't support President Elect Obama you need to get on board. I hope that he makes you hater eat your words. Enough said.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2008 at 04:02 AM
    I'd love to go.
  • by ??? Location: NC on Nov 16, 2008 at 05:52 PM
    If they gave me the ticket, payed for my gas, and gave me a room to stay in I still wouldnt go. I do not care to be a witness to one of the most disgraceful acts ever to take place in America.America is on a downhill slide and this will only speed it up.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2008 at 04:47 PM
    They have got to be joking...what is it about this guy that has so many sheeple er people so mesmorized? Bahhhhhhhhhhhhh
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