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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.

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.