SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (1/21/09)--Numerica Vice President of Lending Gene Fitzpatrick was blogging live Tuesday from the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. His blog can be accessed through the Spokane Valley, Wash.-based credit union’s website. Fitzpatrick also is working as a correspondent for the Spokesman-Review, a daily newspaper in Spokane. Fitzpatrick received tickets to the inauguration from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-Wash.) at her office in Washington, D.C. Fitzpatrick had coffee with her and talked about the Troubled Asset Relief Program from his credit union’s perspective. McMorris Rogers invited Fitzpatrick back for a tour today, according to the blog. On Tuesday, Fitzpatrick arrived at the ticketed area for the inauguration and did a live interview with radio station KXLY 920 AM. The area was crowded, and it was difficult to communicate, he noted. Fitzpatrick is camped out in a recreational vehicle at American University, where his daughter, Erin, is a sophomore. Numerica, Spokane Valley, Wash., has $784 million in assets. For more information, use the link.