Many Arizona State University seniors are relishing the chance to invite relatives to see President Obama give their commencement address.Some graduating ASU students -- allowed by the school to invite up to six guests -- apparently are selling their guest tickets to the May 13 commencement at Sun Devil Stadium. Sellers generally are asking $60 to $100 apiece on craigslist.org, and they're auctioning tickets on eBay. Others are selling by word of mouth.
One online seller said he wasn't inviting guests, in part because he wasn't going to the event.
"[Obama] is speaking in the middle of May in Phoenix -- it's going to be a long, hot day in Sun Devil Stadium," the man, who said he was an ASU student but spoke on condition of anonymity, told CNN by phone. "You have to get through security, then you have to hear him speak, and then you have to get out."
Good for them - and I wonder how many people who read this article are wetting themselves in anticipation and scouring Craigslist to score some tickets. If I lived near Sun Devil Stadium, I'd have my kids out there, hawking Obama Water Bottles, Obama Sun Hats, Obama Fans, and the sign I always want to put up on my front lawn during my neighborhood's annual Home and Garden Tour: "Piss In a Real Toilet - $10."
I think this is indicative of a fine education received, and a good grasp of the concepts of "supply and demand" and "P.T. Barnum said it one bright morn . . ."