STATES & CITIES: Concerns & Commencements


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Silk hats shone as they were handed in at the cloak room. Shirt studs twinkled on the spotless expanse of many a broad political bosom. Legislators' ladies beamed right and left under their freshly marcelled hair. Round & round couples cumbrously revolved to music. Many a white-gloved hand was wrung enthusiastically. And the most smiles, the most handshakes, the most congratulations were reserved for one man. It was a fine thing to be a governor and attend your own inaugural ball —ten years ago.

Not so fine, not...

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