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Odds of Scoring an Inaugural Ticket? About as Good as Vegas

The Capitol, where Obama will be sworn in Jan. 20.
(By Brendan Smialowski -- Getty Images)

So just how hard will it be to secure one of the 240,000 tickets to Obama's swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol? Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) quipped: "People should know that their odds in this lottery will be like their odds in Las Vegas."
So reports the Post's Avis Thomas-Lester and Ovetta Wiggins today in this Metro section feature on the ticket pandemonium. Though tickets will be distributed through the offices of Congress reps for free, tell us how much you'd be willing to pay for a ticket if you could in the comments section.

By David A Nakamura  |  November 12, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  | Category:  Tickets
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The distribution of inauguration tickets seems very similar to the past when "bigwigs" got to sit and everybody else stands in the back. If Obama and the Democrats waqnt to stress real change right from the getgo why not demand that all tickets be given out in a lottery based on requests to local congressional offices. This would provide seats to the people who really made Obama's election possible.

Posted by: bobbyvee | November 19, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

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