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shafted ticket holders get free swag!

Turns out we weren’t the only people who got the screwin’ on Tuesday. Check out this story by the AP after the jump.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ticket holders who never made it to Barack Obama’s inauguration are going to get a few commemorative items.
Thousands of ticket holders were kept waiting in a tunnel below the National Mall on Tuesday and never made it to the ceremony. Others said access to the Capitol grounds was cut off.
The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies said Thursday that those with blue, silver and purple tickets who didn’t make it will receive copies of the swearing-in invitation and program, photos of Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, and a color print of the ceremony.
Committee spokeswoman Carole Florman said people should check the committee’s Web site early next week for instructions on claiming their items.

We don’t need any free swag. We’d settle for our dignity back.

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