January 5, 2006
Sacramento Here We Are!!!
It's been a long day here in the state capitol. Or is it capital? I can never remember. At any rate, producer Aimee Machado and I had our first interview in the State Senate Majority Leader's office at 8:30. It's a different place now that the curmudgeony John Burton has left office. I guess with term limits, lawmakers have less time to gather trinkets. But Senate President Pro Temp Don Perata is a frank talker and it was a good way to start the day.
The rest of the morning flew by -- more interviews, trying to remember how to get from the old part of the building to the new wing, dodging the dozens of tour groups, taking a side trip to the vestibule where the new painting of former Governor Gray Davis is on display. (I personally still like the modern version of Jerry Brown. Remind me to replace my staff photo with something in a similar vein...)
Nice weather up here. And the state Christmas tree (holiday tree?) is still up, though a bit dried out at this point. It's quite a sight tonight -- the evergreen on one lawn, a white circus tent on another. That's where we, the press corp watched the Governor's State of the State address and waited till every lawmaker in town paraded through for an "availability." We gathered a few more interviews for tomorrow's discussion on infrastructure before our chilled fingers froze.
Tomorrow? Another day of watching the state's business being made before our very eyes. Check us out at 2.
Meanwhile, here's a few pictures from today's adventures.
Inside the Media Tent
Kitty Interviews Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez
Posted by Kitty Felde at 9:14 PM
just to be snarky, in general, capitol = building, capital = city
Posted by: bj delacruz on January 6, 2006 11:57 AM