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George W. Bush's Inauguration is Washington's hottest ticket, and scoring invites to various shindigs is not easy. We asked some social savants how those left off the guest list can crash the party.

LIZZIE GRUBMAN, publicist. "In New York City and L.A., publicists see party crashing elevated to an art form, but in Washington, you have the armed Secret Service, so don't risk bullying your way in. Try to pass as someone who may have been invited but who may not be instantly recognizable."

HOWARD GIRSKY, journalist, who taught the course Gate Crashing 101. "Call...

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