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Inaugural Committee Has Plenty of Volunteers, Thanks

In keeping with the unofficial theme of "too much of everything but room," the inaugural committee announced over the weekend that it had more than enough volunteer requests and would be turning many away, reports washingtonpost.com's Mary Ann Akers.

An email sent from the Presidential Inaugural Committee over the weekend to people who signed up through its Web site to volunteer on Jan. 20 said, "Due to unprecedented interest, we will not be able to place everyone that would like to help. Nor are we able to provide transportation, housing, or tickets to inaugural events for those who do volunteer." ...

The volunteer form notes that "due to the volume of requests, the large majority of volunteers will serve at only one function throughout Inaugural Weekend." And it warns would-be volunteers to be prepared to walk long distances in what will surely be claustrophobic conditions. (The form says "transportation will be challenging in and around the DC area." Translation: transportation around the DC area will be next to impossible.)

Read the full post at The Sleuth.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  December 15, 2008; 10:57 AM ET  | Category:  Volunteers
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