FIRST COUPLE  ---- After any public official takes the oath of office, the next official act is almost always hugging or kissing someone. With the oath finished, the new Governor paused for a moment, looked over at his wife Maria and then, they slowly got close to each other. I am sure the noise level of the crowd cheering was deafening, but my memory is of silence as they kissed, then an explosion of noise when they were done. It was like watching a well-choreographed movie. November 17, 2003

FIRST COUPLE ---- After any public official takes the oath of office, the next official act is almost always hugging or kissing someone. With the oath finished, the new Governor paused for a moment, looked over at his wife Maria and then, they slowly got close to each other. I am sure the noise level of the crowd cheering was deafening, but my memory is of silence as they kissed, then an explosion of noise when they were done. It was like watching a well-choreographed movie. November 17, 2003