Politics & Government

January 8, 2009

Inauguration worries: For Jennifer Griffith, it's all about details

Jennifer Griffith is planning a formal event for 240,000 people, and with just 10 days to go, her to-do list is four pages long. At night, she tosses and turns, worrying about security. Griffith is in the thick of the planning for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration — selecting the menu for the inaugural luncheon for a political who's who; designing the inauguration tickets; figuring out how to get Supreme Court justices, Cabinet members, lawmakers, diplomats and hundreds of others on and off the platform; and arranging the departure ceremony for President George W. Bush. .

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