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Obama inauguration team offering concierge services to Obama friends and family, the OF&F

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WASHINGTON--Are you an OF&F somebody?

The Obama inaugration team has set up a special operation to provide concierge services to help Obama friends and family navigate their way through inauguration festivities and secure hard-to-get tickets.

While many people coming here are frantically hunting for housing and tickets to the swearing in and balls, the Obama team is telling family and friends not to worry. "The Office of the President-elect is eager to assist each of you with your arrangements throughout the inauguration," said an e-mail sent last Friday.

"We understand that you are anxious to learn about all of the events surrounding the inauguration and secure your tickets to various events," said the e-mail sent to the lucky group of friends and family identified as "Obamaff" in the header.

"A representative from the Office of the President-elect will be in touch with you individually within the next week regarding your specific arrangements."

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Below, from a transition e-mail...

From: Office of the President-elect
Reply-To:
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008
Subject: Greetings from the Office of the President-elect


Dear XXXX,

In just 32 days, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. At the Presidential Inaugural Committee, we are quickly working to organize the most inclusive and accessible inauguration ever.

As we prepare for this historic event, the Obamas are especially looking forward to sharing this occasion with their closest friends and family. The Office of the President-elect is eager to assist each of you with your arrangements throughout the inauguration.

With the inauguration just over a month away, we wanted to send a quick email to introduce ourselves and let you know that more information will be coming shortly. We know that you are eager to finalize your plans; rest assured that we are working hard to confirm the events and logistics.

We understand that you are anxious to learn about all of the events surrounding the inauguration and secure your tickets to various events. A representative from the Office of the President-elect will be in touch with you individually within the next week regarding your specific arrangements.

We look forward to working with you and will be in touch shortly.

Sincerely,

Lisa Kohnke
Office of the President-elect
Presidential Inaugural Committee

6 Comments


What's the point here ............. has a law been violated? Is a matter of ethics involved?

Watching the MSM news for the past week, I would
assume a reporter for a major newspaper could find better fodder for the public .

R. J. McIntyre

I am renting my beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo for the Inauguration at a very reasonable rate. Check out my posting with pictures at http://www.inauguralrentals.blogspot.com/

My name is Garry Gibbs, I am a lawyer, singer-songwriter living in the Washington,DC area. I've written a song in tribute to Mr.Obama and would like to send it to the inauguration committee. I would also like to send you a copy to listen to. The song is titled "Only In America" and is a tribute to both Mr. Obama and to America. Please provide me with the names and addresses where I might send a copy of the song.

Wonder how many people will be there to watch the Inaugural live.

Concierge services has become quite popular these days. Hotel employed concierge services
attract many potential hotel guests and bring in good business. Corporate concierge services
have gained popularity and are also demanded in the market.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
I DONATED TO PRESIDENT ELECT OBAMA CAMPAIN AND WENT TO LAS VEGAS 5 WEEKS AFTER HAVING MAJOR BACK SURGERY TO WORK AT THE LAS VEGAS OFFICE. I RECEIVE ALL THE E-MAILS, PLEASE TELL ME WHY I HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN INVATATION TO THE INAUGUATION.

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