I departed on a warm spring morning to move eastward via Amtrak to cover the Inauguration of Jay Nixon. Arriving before 10:30, I got the credentials and went towards the South lawn.
So how about some photos and events from the day that was?
First off the other statewide office holders were sworn into office.
And since the invocation went short, a brief pause before the swearing in.
And here goes.
Then Jay Nixon gave his inaugural speech (which you can read here).
Then the Benediction was performed by Rabbi Susan Talve (Central Reform Congregation, St. Louis) with an interesting story involving the differences between Heaven and Hell and really long spoons (perhaps it was straws. Apologies if I misremembered that)
Afterwards, there was a photo-opportunity in the Governor’s office with Missouri small business owners. And perhaps I could have gotten a photo of that. But it was an interesting meeting. Jay left from there to greet tons and tons of people. I eventually ate some food from assorted places. And today was a pretty darned good and eventful day in Jeff City.