Wow, everyone looks so happy. Except Governor Brown.
“Brown took the oath of office at Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento on Monday, a few blocks from the Capitol. He will celebrate with an afternoon party at the California State Railroad Museum. Amid the state’s budget crisis, the cost of the reception was kept to around $100,000, administration officials say.”
Amid the state’s budget crisis, it should have been a potluck or canceled altogether.
“The last time the state celebrated the swearing-in of a governor, at the start of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s second term, the event cost more than $2 million.”
This doesn’t make me any happier.
Jerry Brown is California’s new governor, by Evan Halper, PolitiCal, January 3, 2011
Well, good luck, Jerry. You’ll need it.