Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Mitch Daniels Inaugural Address

We linked to the "spring's first flowers" bit a few days ago, but now you get to hear him quoth it:

"Spring’s first flowers are always at risk. The frosts of fear can nip the most promising and beautiful of buds. If Hoosiers emerge from our winter’s sleep only to see the shadows of our doubts and retreat from them, then winter will return, all the more frigid for the fragile hopes it cuts short. But, unlike the groundhog of fable, we have the outcome in our power. If we choose to face forward, into the sun, casting our shadows behind us, we can summon the springtime, and command it to come."

Great speaker, despite the bucolic theme. A genial disposition, thin frame, reasonable rhetoric. Reminds me a bit of Charlie Crist.