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The $1 Million Man

Here's the story of a high roller who's making sure that the inauguration will be enjoyed by some folks without as much in the bank. From The Post's Michael Ruane:

It was billed as the biggest, most eye-popping of the inauguration hotel packages: the JW Marriott's $1 million "build-your-own-ball" offer. You get 300 rooms, four suites, $200,000 worth of food and drink, and a primo site overlooking the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route.

And it was snapped up within hours of Barack Obama's election as president by a customer the hotel declined to identify.

This morning, the Marriott is scheduled to announce that the buyer is a Virginia businessman who wants to bring to the inauguration disadvantaged people, terminally ill patients, wounded soldiers and others down on their luck.

You can read the full article here on washingtonpost.com.

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 4, 2008; 9:23 AM ET  | Category:  In the Community , Post Coverage , The Balls
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Mr. Stafford is a threat to the status quo. Bless his heart

Posted by: robertwhitten | December 4, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

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