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January 22, 2013

Inauguration, barn-style

Local Democrats enjoy pomp at community viewing party


Not one who tends to get emotional, Gillian Danner said Obama’s speech choked her up a couple times. She was also quite taken with the poem delivered by Richard Blanco, the first Latino and openly gay poet to recite original verse at the inauguration of a president.

“As someone pointed out, there’s a clear sense of both pageantry and custom with the inauguration,” Danner said. “For a relatively young nation, it shows that the pageantry matters and continues to matter and it gives the world more of a sense of who we are.”

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