Tickets to Obama inauguration going for $10,000+: Is this the recovery?
Tickets to the swearing-in ceremony on January 20th are distributed, for free, through members of Congress, so it is theoretically possible that some cash-strapped senators or representatives are looking to cash in on the once-in-a-lifetime perk. (Do we need another ethics committee investigation? Hmmm?) But it seems that the economic recovery we're looking for could be rooted in Barack Obama, the icon: what with sales of Obama Wins! newspaper front pages, phantom inaugural festivities tickets, and everything from t-shirts to mugs selling so well that it's clear the new "hotcakes" will be "Obama stuff," I think the key to the economy is Obama himself.
No news yet on tickets to the Inaugural Ball, which may not have the tear-jerking, history-making quality of a swearing-in ceremony, but is a lot more fun. What would you pay for tickets?