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Inauguration Day: The full speeches

Inslee delivers his speech to a joint session of the Legislature.

If you can't get enough of Inauguration Day rhetoric, wonder what else was in the Gov. Jay Inslee's speech or the GOP response, we can help.

Click here to go inside the blog to read the transcript of Inslee's speech.

Click here to read the transcript of the GOP response given by Rep. Kevin Parker of Spokane.

Click here for a link to the TVW broadcast of the six GOP leaders comments and press conference after the speeches. 

Could he be the One?

Good morning, Netizens…

Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009 – unbounded questions persist.

Is he the One?

The abiding question, that most-elusive of all questions has lingered in the corners of my mind since his powerful speech delivered at the Democratic National Convention, and even in the face of nation-wide jubilation that is sweeping the country from shore to shore, border, to border, despite the mass hysteria that is sweeping the national news media, the question remains unanswered.

I submit we as a nation are facing a time of imponderable challenges and threats never before seen in our united history as a people. Our economy, both national and international, are in the tank, and no end in sight. We are fighting wars on two fronts around the world, and threats abound in other places. We have more people unemployed or under-employed than at any time in our history. The disparity between the “haves” and the “have-nots” has steadily been increasing, with the result that more and more Americans are disenfranchised from what is supposed to be the most open democratic system of governance in the world. The call has gone forth for a leader, someone who can unite our great country, to provide us and our generations that will follow a robust economy, with equal opportunities for everyone, and the voters have spoken.