Last week, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced that we're bringing 10 supporters to Washington, DC for several days of Inaugural celebrations.I bet Cynthia wasn't complaining when homebuilders were raking in cash during the first half of this decade.
With the deadline coming up on Thursday, I'm pleased to announce the selection of the first grassroots supporter who will be attending the Inauguration.
Cynthia Russell from Newberry, Florida, and her guest will attend the welcome ceremony, Barack's swearing-in, the Inaugural Parade, and our Neighborhood Inaugural Ball.
Cynthia is a builder and has been feeling the impact of the recent economic crunch. She wrote:
"I'm a single woman who has been building homes for over 18 years. I've supported myself and have been able to help out my mother from time to time. Now I find myself wondering how much longer I can hold on and be able to pay my bills and keep the doors open for business. Barack gives me hope. Hope that 2009 will truly bring change to Americans who find themselves in this mess with me."
Update: Keep in mind that Cynthia Russell is not a "construction worker." She is a "builder" which apparently means she owns her own homebuilding business and her own home staging business, plus she "is also the managing partner of Magnolia Manor Apartments, LLC (a 40 unit complex that was built by Emerald Ventures)." It's truly amazing to see the poor, suffering people we're supposed to feel sorry for. I think she needs a bailout. —Hat tip to Chuck Ponzi