Peter W. Knox:
I seriously don’t know what to think, just what this means (was it to donors?) or if this is the invite I asked Senator Clinton for a few weeks back. Has anyone else recieved this?
I just got one of these, too. It does seem a bit fishy, so I did some research.
- They’re official, and print nerds should like them.
- Here are some scans.
- 1 million were sent. Cool, we’re in the top million people in the country! But not cool: this definitely isn’t an inauguration ticket. There are only 5,000 of those.
- The comments here are informative.
It looks like this is a nice and symbolic but informal and nonexclusive invitation to participate in things that are public anyway. It’s a nice gesture, but it’s certainly confusing, and I bet a lot of people will be disappointed when they show up at the inauguration parade route and learn that they don’t actually have one of the required tickets.
That said, I think there are going to be so many people there that it’s not really going to matter whether you have a ticket — it’s going to be valuable, fun, historic, and absolutely crazy regardless of where you’re standing.