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The Sleuth: 35,000 Want to Volunteer Jan. 20

Mary Anne Akers reports that the inauguration committee's request for a hand in January got a pretty big response:

Since posting a "volunteer" option on its Web site 13 days ago, the committee -- as of late this morning - had received 35,000 emails from people wanting to help out and get a front-row seat to history, sources say.

Asked about the staggering number of people eager to volunteer, Presidential Inaugural Committee chief spokeswoman Linda Douglass told us, "We are heartened by the display of enthusiasm from people who want to be part of the celebration of American unity."

But as for how 35,000 people and counting will actually be able to play a role, she said, "We're trying to figure that out."

Read the rest over at The Sleuth.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  December 8, 2008; 3:50 PM ET  | Category:  Volunteers
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