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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Too Rich For My Blood, Blood

Not News: They're scalping tickets to Barack Obama's inaugural. News: The tickets are going as high as $40,000. The solution: federal regulations of course:
Hoping to keep the inauguration from turning into the ultimate hustle, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is drafting legislation that would make it a federal crime to sell the free tickets to President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in. She is also writing to Web sites requesting that they not permit tickets to be sold.

Only 240,000 tickets are available for the event. The offices of senators and House members have been flooded with calls and e-mails from constituents clamoring to be part of the historic day.

Feinstein, chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, said she has heard reports of tickets going for $40,000. "This is unconscionable and must not be allowed."

Gil Duran, Feinstein's spokesman, said, "It kind of runs contrary to what this . . . is supposed to be about when scalpers fire up their engines and declare open season on the inauguration."

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