JammieWearingFool directs our attention to the Obama team selling off "exclusive rights" to TV networks to broadcast the coming festivities in DC. Despite the fact that this inauguration fit for a Pharaoh is being paid for with taxpayer dollars, the Obama team still finds a way to cash in. From WaPo:
Barack Obama's inaugural organizing committee has struck deals with three television networks to the tune of more than $5 million, giving the networks exclusive access to inaugural events. But the arrangement is prompting questions about the president-elect's efforts to raise money by turning his inauguration into made-for-TV productions.To pay off this outlandish expense for a public ceremony, ABC is going to have to air commercials:
The ABC program will carry commercial breaks, meaning the network may be able to turn a profit on the event.So if you were planning an inauguration orgy to celebrate the second-coming of the messiah, plan on interruptions from Billy Mays hocking Orange-Glo cleaner and that Sham-Wow putz spoiling the mood.