May 26, 2009

VP Biden Town Hall Ticket Snafu

Clueless Joe Biden's "town hall" had ticket issues this morning:
Coloradans who dutifully lined up at the Crowne Plaza Hotel downtown this morning got a rude shock when they were told the tickets to see Vice President Joe Biden in Denver this afternoon were gone before the give-away was supposed to begin.

But for some, there was a happy ending.

Biden's office had said that members of the public who wanted to see the veep speak at 2 p.m. town hall at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science could go to the downtown hotel at 9 a.m. to get tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.

Apparently, those who arrived earlier than 9 a.m. were served first, leaving no tickets for anyone else.
. . .
Jay Carney, spokesman for Biden, said there was "an innocent jumping of the gun" on the part of some advance staffers. People were already lined up before 9 a.m., and so the staffers started handing out tickets.

Carney said the room where Biden was speaking only held 180, and he estimated there were only a little over 30 tickets that were available to the general public.
Not much of a "town hall" is it when only 30 tickets are available to the general public?

And this was to be a town hall about the "middle class"--built through a "green economy."

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