Thursday, January 8, 2009

Party at the White House!

Word of advice to Barack Obama inauguration organizers: You might want to have some emergency sambal on hand, because a number of Indonesians are going to be on hand for the festivities.

Not just the usual government types, like Ambassador to the U.S. (and spelling-bee champ) Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat, but actual Obama relatives. Unfortunately the President-Elect's stepfather Lolo Soetoro - second husband of Obama's mom Ann Dunham - isn't in good enough physical condition for the long journey. But Lolo's niece Yana Trisulo, her husband and cousin will all be bum-rushing the Lincoln Bedroom.

Somehow Indonesian actress Ayu Azhari also scammed an Inauguration invitation, even while big American celebrities are complaining that they can't get access to the hottest ticket in town.

Hey, I'd like to go too. Maya Soetoro-Ng, do you visit this site? Help a blogger out!

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B-a-r-r-y said...

Please count me in if there is any extras out there.

Christopher Taylor said...

I'm afraid us minions will be left out in the cold ... but there's always cable television! :)