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From an update on the inauguration festivities enjoyed by the Illinois contingent:

Caterpillar Inc., for example, sponsored “Illinois State Fair” food that included corn dogs, popcorn and cotton candy. Other themed rooms included an Irish pub, a pizzeria, a sports bar, a 1950s diner and a disco that was sponsored by Microsoft.

I guess that’s an improvement on the Blagojevich Memorial Graft, Corruption and Back-Scratching Brunch.

(Good thing my mom doesn’t work at Cat anymore; she’d have drawn a line in the sand over the cotton candy: imagine what that does to dental benefits costs.)

Bonus link: LifeHacker’s guide to experiencing the inaugural even if you couldn’t score a ticket to D.C.

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Tom Mangan posted at 6:59 pm January 19th, 2009 |

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