January 20th, 2009
10:24 AM ET
13 years ago

Last-minute tickets from Kennedy for a grandfather and grandson

WASHINGTON (CNN) - An aide to Senator Ted Kennedy tells CNN the following anecdote about giving out allotted tickets to the public:

Sen. Ted Kennedy arrives on the inaugural stage.

Kennedy’s office, like almost all others, didn’t have enough tickets to meet demand but Monday got a bunch forwarded to them from other offices who had extras so they were able to give out more than expected, the aide told CNN..

Late Monday, the aide said, a 70-year-old Washington, DC cab driver and an African-American, showed up at Kennedy’s office pleading for tickets for himself and his grandson. The aide in Kennedy’s office said he was thrilled to be in a position to meet the request.

Sen. Kennedy also arranged for a brain cancer patient to get a seat close up to the ceremony, the aide said.


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  1. yaung

    very nice thing to do.

    January 20, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |