City Paper is not for tourists
DCist notes that the White House has decided to pass out tickets to its Easter Egg Roll online. Why is this news? Oh yeah, people give a shit and used to wait in line like all night for the chance to celebrate Easter on the White House lawn. DCist writes:
“A press release from the White House cited a desire for “more children and families from across the United States (to) have the opportunity to experience this event” as a reason for the ticketing change.”
Does the White House honestly think people will travel from all over the country just to “experience this event?” Who the hell has the money? It looks like those novelty eggs don’t fetch too much on eBay. A George and Laura collectible from 2003 is currently bidding at $16.50. That’s like less than a dinner for two at Applebee’s.
Then again this egg rolling thing has been around a long time. I’m sure half the tickets will end up on Craigslist.