Inslee Keeps Speech Short At Inaugural Ball

Jan 17, 2013

On his first night as Washington Governor, Jay Inslee wore a black suit with a maroon tie and lapels. The area where he stood earlier in the day to take the oath of office was now surrounded by sharply dressed people. Inslee had just a few words for guests at the Inaugural Ball.

Inslee: “I think the single most important thing I can do is, to not give a speech and say let’s go dance.”

The new Governor’s wife Trudi Inslee was unable to join her husband in the middle of the rotunda. She instead stayed in a wheelchair at the top of the stairs and raised a glass.

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