Thursday, November 20, 2008

Inaugural Plans

It looks like I'll be leaving the tux in the back of the closet in January.
As I noted yesterday, Jack Markell and Matt Denn will take the oath of office at 12:01 AM on January 20 in Newark so as to not interfere with the presidential inaugural in Washington. A larger, more public ceremony will be held the next day in Dover.
But the News Journal reports that
you shouldn't expect the standard inaugural ball here in Delaware. Instead of a ball, a variety of events are being planned for the entire week. (If history is any guide, I expect pizza to be involved at some point.) Carla Markell suggests that we use the money we save on fancy duds and use it to support some worthy causes:
"Take your money and put it toward the Food Bank, to buying a set of blocks for the school," Carla Markell said. "The budget is such that the state is going to have big cutbacks. It's important that we come together as a community."
As for going to Washington, Tom Toles has a handy seating chart: Even Matt Denn is having trouble scaring up a ticket:
Denn said he is excited about the inauguration festivities, even if he is unable to travel to Washington to see Biden and President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration. So far, he hasn't been able to locate a ticket.

2 Comments:

Anonymous gary myers said...

As the financial guru, can you post on the effect of the impending collapse of Babcock and Brown might have on the BWW/DP&L windfarm contract? In particular, is Bluewater (and its contract) a sub of the doomed parent or is it a subsidiary of the Wind fund - which is now apparently desparately trying to spin itself off to avoid also being dragged down.

Thanks.

10:04 AM, November 21, 2008  
Blogger TommyWonk said...

I last reviewed wind power finance and Babcock & Brown on October 26.

B&B's Wind Power Fund is better off than some of the other pieces of the B&B empire. B&B's overall business model was already under pressure before the credit crisis came along.

I will try to get back to the subject in the near future.

10:19 AM, November 21, 2008  

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