02/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

DC Prostitutes, Coke Dealers Expect Inauguration Spike

A brief phone survey yesterday of D.C.-area hookers found on Craigslist revealed that Barack Obama's inauguration is inspiring great hopes -- for their business. A pair who work together expect 30 clients before Wednesday, all paying $200 a pop. Meeka, 21, a "sexy southern belle, new to town," has come into the city specially for the festivities. "I'm busy over the weekend," she told us. "I could make time for you, though." Karina, 26, traveled five hours to get here, and was already "pretty booked up."

All of the women, who charge between $100 and $300 per hour, voted for Obama. Charlie, who implores clients to "come start my engine, bad boy," said she would even provide her services to Barack Obama, despite potential costs to his nascent presidency.

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