Et tu Presidential Inauguration Committee? After I wrote you that inspirational essay about what Barack Obama's election and this inauguration mean to me and my 10-year-old daughter, who has known the name and pertinent details of every President since she was six, and included yet another donation?
This is how you treat me, after I helped to get out the vote and made a hefty donation to Barack Obama this summer, and then another to the DNC (for that "official" t-shirt, which looks just like many of those unofficial, much cheaper Obama - Biden t-shirts), by sending me a mock invitation and a brochure to buy yet more Obamarabilia? (China we can believe in, only $82.00!)
I feel like... like... like I had invested that money with Bernie Madoff. (Okay, maybe not that bad, but slightly used or deceived nonetheless.)
I wasn't really expecting to get an all-expenses-paid trip to D.C. for the inauguration. But couldn't you guys have at least included a fake, computer-generated personal note, with my first name mail-merged onto the subject line, along with my fake invitation -- or at least an "official" picture of the President Elect with a computer-generated autograph?
For the record, I do not blame President Elect Barack Obama for these oversights. I know he has had a lot on his mind and has been very busy. And I wish him great success the next four (eight?) years as President of the United States.
No, I place full blame for this slight on his about-to-be former transition/presidential inauguration/soon-to-be White House communications team. And I only hope that someone on Obama's staff reads this post and benefits from the knowledge contained in it, and, as a result, will cease to falsely raise the hopes of those who supported the Obama - Biden ticket and the Democratic National Committee (especially if they hope to continue to raise funds from them/us -- hint).
In the mean time, how about that autographed picture?
Btw, here is Felix's take on all the inauguration hoopla:
Slightly O/T: Also, as today is supposed to be a day of service, I am doing TWO, that's TWO, large loads of laundry in honor of MLK. Though I guess I still have a ways to go in truly honoring Rev. King's work/dream as I am washing the whites and the coloreds separately.