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The Inauguration Index

Percentage of the food at the Al Gore-hosted "Green Ball" that was organic: 100 Estimated curb weight in pounds of Cadillac's presidential limo: 10,000 Highest price in dollars we could find on Craigslist for a nightly sublet in D.C.: $3,500 Total number of police, national guard troops, and undercover..

Percentage of the food at the Al Gore-hosted "Green Ball" that was organic: 100Estimated curb weight in pounds of Cadillac's presidential limo: 10,000Highest price in dollars we could find on Craigslist for a nightly sublet in D.C.: $3,500 Total number of police, national guard troops, and undercover agents working on Jan. 20: 20,000Number of horses that will trot in the inauguration parade: 242 Percentage by which the New York Times is upping its print run on January 21: 75Estimated pounds of CO2 generated by inauguration events in Washington, D.C.: 575 million Number of extra hours D.C. bars permitted to stay open on inauguration night: 2Total spending by the Presidential Inauguration Committee: $45 millionTotal projected cost in dollars for Virginia and Maryland: $25 millionCost, in dollars, to D.C. law enforcement to provide security for the events: $28,346,184Number of official corporate sponsorships accepted by Barack Obama: 0Price in dollars for "Inauguration Puppies" advertised in Los Angeles local classifieds: 800Number of free bottles of "Barack Forest Berry" Honest Tea being given away: 20,000Cost, in cents, of Dunkin' Donuts' red-white-and-blue confection sold during inauguration week: 89Cost, in cents, of a donut at Krispy Kreme on inauguration day (while supplies last): 0Number of private jets expected to fly to D.C. for inauguration events: 600 Pre-tax price, in dollars, of the eight-night Ritz-Carlton "Politically Correct" package featuring four nights in D.C., followed by four nights in the Caymans: $99,000(Sources: TheChillingEffect.org, USA Today, Destination DC, Craisglist, Washington Times, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Forbes; Image from The Big Picture's Inaugural preparations.)


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