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Monday, December 18, 2006

Inauguration details

From the Strickland inaugural committee

Strickland-Fisher Inaugural Committee Announces Details of Swearing-In Ceremony
Strickland Chooses Second Harvest to Benefit from Inaugural Celebrations, to Visit Cleveland Foodbank Today

Columbus, Ohio – The Strickland-Fisher Inaugural Committee announced today that the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony of Ted Strickland as governor and Lee Fisher as lieutenant governor will take place at 11:30 a.m., January 13th, 2007, on the West Lawn of the Ohio Statehouse.

The event will be non-ticketed and open to the public.

Thomas Moyer, Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, will administer the oath of office for Strickland. Stanley Fisher will lead the oath for son Lee Fisher. Strickland will give his inaugural address following the oaths of office.

After the swearing-in ceremony, Ted and Frances Strickland, joined by Lee and Peggy Fisher, will greet the public in the Statehouse Atrium.

Additional inaugural festivities, including the Ohio inaugural ball, will be announced in detail in the coming days.

Strickland encourages those Ohioans attending the inaugural festivities to remember those who are hungry in Ohio by donating a bag of non-perishable foods or making a monetary donation to the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks.

"As we celebrate the joy of the season," Strickland said, "we can give hope and sustenance to our less-fortunate neighbors by making a contribution to Second Harvest's network of foodbanks. I can think of no better way to mark the beginning of our new administration."

The Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks is the state's largest charitable response to hunger. Its 12 regional foodbanks serve more than 3,000 member charities throughout Ohio, touching all 88 counties.

"We are honored and humbled to be selected to benefit from the inaugural events for Governor-elect Strickland," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, Executive Director of the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks. "Governor-elect Strickland has been an extraordinary leader in his long-time commitment to fighting hunger in our state and across the nation."

Governor-elect Strickland will tour and meet with volunteers at the Cleveland Foodbank today. The Cleveland Foodbank, a regional foodbank of Second Harvest, serves more than 150,000 people annually.


at 12:51 PM, December 18, 2006 Anonymous RememberMarcus said...

Heh heh heh, while the GOP charges people thousands to get in to the Killer-in-Chief's inaugural or the Crook-in-Chief's inauguration in Columbus, Democrats make the event free and open to the public.

No wonder the elephant is becoming an endangered species in America.

Hope Strickland sends out the State Police to arrest all those crooked Republicans the second his hand is off the Bible.

at 3:42 PM, December 18, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...


Good spin but give me a break. Yes the inauguration is in front of the statehouse. Seems like an open to the public inauguration is the norm. Read a little bit more into the article and you will see there will be a "Inauguration Ball". Oh yea that is the thing that all winners of a major contest(presidents and Gov.) have. That is where people will pay to go. This will not be open to the public. Republicans and Democrats have these both the same. My guess it will be a huge an expensive party. No problem with that but I bet if it was a Repubilican you would be screaming about an expensive Ball.

Nice try to spin this one. All in all it sounds like he is doing this right and he is doing what everyone else does.

at 5:55 PM, December 18, 2006 Anonymous RememberMarcus said...

Anon 3:42, you can "guess" and "spin" all you want.

It doesn't mean a thing.

You don't remember how Chimpy McHitler went and had all those elaborate galas yucking it up with his Big Oil buddies who refused to do anything to help the tsunami victims?

Will you go? Or will you be a Repugnicant sore loser and take your ball and go home because your guy didn't win?

Anyone who has thousands to give to GOP crooks and criminals would find something free and open to commoners such as this beneath them.

TO anyone else reading this: Do not label me as a Ted Strickland fan. Unless he starts investigating and prosecuting those Repugnicant crooks and criminals, he is not much better.

Sorry, but those thugs need far more punishment than merely cleaning out their desks.

at 8:11 PM, December 18, 2006 Anonymous RememberMarcus said...

Governor-elect Strickland will tour and meet with volunteers at the Cleveland Foodbank today..

How many Repugnicants do this? Just something else for Anon here to try to guess and spin on.

at 12:47 PM, December 19, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see he is having an inauguration outside and then a Ball that will be paid for by those who supported his election. Once again this is nothing different than any canidate EVER does!!!!

I am only guessing that those who gave Strickland big money to his campaign will be at the "Ball" also. Sounds like exactly what you are talking about others doing. Once agian all winners do this.

Oh and Strickland visited a Foodbank?? I have no problem with that and that is great. However lets be serious he is not the first, in fact every politician goes and does these photo ops. Please give me a break if you think this is something special. Once agian I am glad he did that. Good for him(see I can give credit to someone I may not be a huge fan of, unlike all of you spinners) However please don't act like he is the only one who does this or visits to shelters, foodbanks, shelters for those suffereing abuse, hospitals for kids, ect. at not visited by politicians all the time.

One last thing. You showed no class referring to someone with the name "Hitler." That is shows no class. Come on you are better than that.

at 2:42 PM, December 19, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

......However please don't act like he is the only one who does this or visits to shelters, foodbanks, shelters for those suffereing abuse, hospitals for kids, ect. at not visited by politicians all the time......

Please provide the date and times the wRong wingnut whacko, "culture of corruption", misleaders, showed compassion toward the homeless, those in need ?

Oh yes, I forgot, fake pearl hurling, barbara made the gracious observation:

"...Well, this is working out good for them, they are used to this sort of thing..." ! (katrina@supperdome )

Or, perhaps we could ask some michigan state, loser, homeless derelict, misleader controlling the local wRong wingnuts ?



at 6:23 PM, December 19, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strickland isn’t just playing folksy like Bush, he is truly down-to-earth and compassionate. Ted will return Ohio to the hands of the PEOPLE.

The money for the ball is raised through a non-profit created for this purpose. People from both parties and probably corporations will contribute.

The plans for the ball have not yet been announced but I heard at a Democratic meeting that they intend to make it a manageable price to attend. There will be some private events throughout the week. It was also mentioned that the Inauguration team wanted it indoors but Strickland insisted on doing it outside so that it could be a non-ticketed event and more open.

You don’t have to be a Democrat but do not attack the character of someone unless you know what you are speaking of.

at 10:48 PM, December 19, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 6:23

I was not attacking our new Gov. at all. I was only pointing out that this really is no different than others. A"ball", private parties. All attended by those who helped his campaign and gave him money. I have no problem with this.

I just think it is funny that some try and make this out to be super special. Some would and will try to make something like this look special beacuse it is a rep. or a dem. This is really not something to be partisian about.

I wish our new Gov. all the luck and even if I did not vote for him I respect him and hope he leads Ohio well.

But this whole inauguration is really no different. Not really worth playing political games with.

at 5:29 PM, December 20, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted Strickland will be the governor of all Ohioans.
The Swearing-in is open to the Public - because he refused to have it any other way - other than Free and Inclusive.

The Ball is a very reasonably priced event - open to everyone who wishes to attend - as Ted Strickland insisted.

There are other open-to-the-Public events on the 13th - Free.

There are so many events that everyone will be able to be busy and in a celebratory mood - as Ohioans should be - when - "their" Governor welcomes them and greets them - everyone - together - respected - and respectful of a great man in a great time in a soon-to-be-again - great Ohio.

at 5:36 PM, December 22, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess what I just read in USA Today.

Ohio Inauguration will cost million dollars. A couple of other sates will also have a million dollar cost on this. However some new govoners are not accepting money from companies or individuals for festivities around the inauguration. In Florida they are doing the whole thing for 1/4 the amount.

Also in the story Duke Energy is giving $25,000. They basically said they were doing it was politically smart thing to do.

Sounds like anyway you spin it our new gov.is doing the same old thing. Maybe an outside inauguration but this is going to cost a million with all of the parites, etc.

Nice try to spin this to make it look like he was doing something so new.

1 MILLION DOLLARS!! Bet if it was a republican you would be screaming.

at 11:25 PM, December 23, 2006 Anonymous RememberMarcus said...

Anon 5:36,

Nice "I bet if it was a Republican" line. Did you learn that from Drug Limbaugh, or Michael Fascist? Maybe on Faux News?

Get real. If the business community is paying for Governor Ted Strickland's innauguration, it means We The Taxpayers are not. Most Repugnicants think they own the government, so they have no problem sticking the public with the costs of them living the high life.

A million bucks is about half the cost We The Taxpayers absorb every time a Repugnicant criminal comes to town for their big-business cronies to grease their palms some more.

And unlike the Repugnicant criminals we have in Columbus and Washington, Governor Strickland is not going to be bought off by these corporate contributions.

He has not made a dime off his career in Congress, which is something that cannot be said about any Repugnicant politician around here.

I know of township elected officials who have profited more personally from their public positions in six months than Ted Strickland has in 14 years of Congress.

That's because Ted Strickland has not accepted a nickel from special interests.

He is the real deal and you who were foolish and naive enough to believe crooked Repugnicant hucksters know it and cannot accept it.

Repugnicants had 16 years to rip off Ohio taxpayers, and if you didn't get enough, you are either too greedy or too foolish to go anywhere near a voting booth the rest of your natural life.

It will be great to see so many Repugnicants on the unemploymnent line next month. I will enjoy watching them try to make ends meet on unemployment benefits. You know, the stuff they cut every year so that Tom Noe would stay happy.

Of course, most Repugnicants are trust-fund babies whose Mommies and Daddies can support them or send them to law school.

Whether unemployed or heading to law school, 99% of them should thank God every day that they are not behind bars. They belong there and they know it.

at 1:41 PM, December 24, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey how big of you. You called all of the republicans crooks. Ok so all of them are crooks?? Give me a break that liberal bull about all republicans are stealing and all is so old. There have been no democrats doing illegal things?? Of course they have also. It is wrong I hate it but stop that old line. How about instead of smearing a whole group of people you should have facts. But please don't act like the Dems are saints.

You would never mention the Congressman who is a Dem. with $10,000 in cash in his freezer that he got on a bribe now would you.

By the way getting $25,000 from Duke energy for the inauguration is from a special interest. This is exactly what you complain about republicans doing. This is a donation from a special interest that of course would like to be looked upons favorably in the future.

Also in the articles I have read no gov. elect is asking for state money for their parties. Only state cost is that in and around the Inauguration ceremony itself. Set-up cost, security etc. and that is the same in all states. For all of the other parties, etc. in all cases the money is private money or company contributions. It is the same in ALL STATES. I have no problem with out GOV. having a party, and I wish him all of the luck. I am saying that he is not doing anything differently than any other Gov. Except that some Gov. elects are not accepting money from companies which Strickland is.

Once agian to make this clear. I have no problem with a party or ball or whatever. I have no problem with donations for this. But he is doing nothing special. You are so far gone you can't even just admit that our Gov. elect is having a party and it is costing money and he is doing just what other Gov. are doing.
Oh yea maybe you can limit your name calling it is so 5th grade.

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