Friday, January 12, 2007

Inaugural 1

Hello from the inaugural. Patty Judge has just been sworn in and is speaking. Doing the alternative energy rap at the moment.

The most unusual thing that has slipped through was the priest slipping the line "those waiting to be born" into the invocation.

Tom Harkin escorted Chris Dodd in. This is an interesting stop for Dodd, wonder if he AND Vilsack are gettin' together later? The ceremonial tension of this stuff is always interesting; wonder what it's like to be a Republican legislator or ex-governor at one of these things?

Judge mentions an administration role in homeland security and emergency management. That may not be news, I don't really know. She's wrapping with a quote from 2 Corinthians: "ample means within yourself to meet every situation." I'm guessing about 12 minutes of speech focused mainly on the environment-agriculture turf she's most familiar with.

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