Beltway Happenings 
Nov. 20, 2008--At the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC's "Inaugural Trade Show," the "Survival Kit" was on display.  It comprises:

Ritz-Carlton Tote with Inaugural Seal
Cobalt Blue Scarf with Inaugural Seal
Ritz-Carlton Stainless Steel Coffee Mug
Extra large Feridies Peanuts made in Virginia
Donkey logo tin filled with sugar-free mints
Mighty Lead organic detox tea

Lip Balm
Kleenex Tissue
Dentyne Ice Gum

"Our source tells us that President-elect Obama loves Dentyne Ice," stated Richard Hays, director of sales, catering at the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC.
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