Thursday, December 4, 2008

Va. Man Spends 1 Million So That Others May Enjoy Inauguration

The election of Barack Obama was a moment when traditionally marginalized people were able to elect someone to represent them in the highest office in the land. Unfortunately, those same people are the ones who are least likely to be able to make it Barack Obama's inauguration on January 20th.

In an attempt to ameliorate that problem, a Virginia man has spent 1 million dollars for more than 300 rooms and more than $200,000 worth of food and drink for what he is calling the People's Inaugural Project. Let's hope the "people" were able to get tickets to the inauguration (from their Congresspeople or Senators).

If you are planning on attending the Inauguration please do let us know.

From the AP:

WASHINGTON - A businessman who bought a $1 million inauguration ball package plans to invite disadvantaged people, wounded soldiers and others to the prime event on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Earl Stafford announced plans Thursday for what he's calling the People's Inaugural Project at the JW Marriott Hotel.

The package includes 300 rooms, four suites and $200,000 worth of food and drink at the hotel overlooking the inaugural parade route. Stafford also plans to stage two balls.

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