Bush’s Second Inaugural

We hear that State Party types here and around the country have been shocked to learn that they’re getting only a handful of tickets to President Bush’s inaugural ball, in contrast to the dozens or hundreds they were able to distribute last time.

Who’s getting all the tickets? Big donors, of course.

You might imagine that this is some of the…freedom…that comes with a second term. An inaugural committee spokesman, Kevin Sheridan, however, assured us that “our ticketing operation is doing its best to accommodate the thousands of requests.”

Anyway, Hillary Clinton’s not using her tickets. Maybe GOP Chairman Steve Minarik should ask her for them. Or maybe not.