Monday, January 19, 2009

I got an official invitation to Barack Obama's inauguration!


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.


Scott Bradley of Networking Effectively said...

This comment made me fall out of my chair...You Copywriting Queen you!

Annie Mosaic Cat said...

Felix, you are a very good looking black man cat!
Perhaps you'd like to come as my date to the Inaugural Balls? I'm still trying to choose my gown. Being a BBB girl cat is not easy, you know.

J. said...

Which comment is that, Scott? Whichever one it was, glad you found it funny!

And Mr. Felix would be honored to escort Ms. Annie to a ball, AMC! I think they would make a most handsome couple. (Btw, what does "BBB" stand for?)

marindenver said...

LOL, I got one of those too! It was a special invitation to attend all the PUBLIC events. Umm, thanks. A lot.

Furbo of Wilton said...

Felix, a cat you can believe in!

It's important to note, that in spite of the pose in the photo, he is capable of some serious drama... so he's a "No Drama O"... kinda cat

Maybe we can convince "J" to post some of his more adventurous poses...

J. said...

Yup, that's the one, Marindenver! Nice, huh? ; )

Thanks for commenting, Furbo!