Thursday, December 29, 2011

An American Revival - in Dutchess County

This morning began much like any other, albeit with a few surprises. But I'm accustomed to the bends, bumps and potholes along the road of life, so I dealt with those surprises. Very well, I might add. (pats self on back)...

My work assignment today involved a trip to Poughkeepsie for the swearing-in of Marc Molinaro as Dutchess County’s 7th County Executive at an Oath of Office ceremony at the Marist College McCann Center. The Marist campus is --- HUGE --- and the McCann center rocks!

Not sure how much of an idea you'll get of what the media center was like for reporters covering the event from the picture below, but it seems as if it must have been prepared by someone who has "been there, done that," when it comes to broadcast reporting!
What impressed me during the gathering was the "spark" Molinaro telegraphed right directly to the brains of his audience. It said "truth, justice and the American Way" --- the kind people once believed in during the 1940s and 1950s... Long time ago. You could almost see the lights go on in the eyes of the older members of the crowd.

Molinaro is a guy who is all about love of family and of country. He's still young and represents a powerful example of what a great leader can be. If you listen to his remarks in my radio report, you'll understand. We have hope, America! And it's being sparked right here in New York State!

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