Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Belmont 300

The final tally on student tickets to the debate: 300, according to Belmont President Bob Fisher. That's only six times as many as the school thought they would receive.

"We lobbied hard, and the [Commission on Presidential Debates] really pushed the limits for us," Fisher said.

(Those students include my brother, but I'm already over it.)

Belmont also invited 40 VIPs, Fisher said, although he later regretted calling them as such. "If anyone asks, they were number 42," Fisher said.

Among those VIPs I've been told so far are definitely in the hall: Gov. Phil Bredesen, Belmont uber-donor Mike Curb ... and Ludye Wallace.

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