Innauguration Day is tomorrow. As Americans head to Washington to witness the peaceful transfer of power, a hallmark of our republic, there are a lot of familiar faces around this transition.
Greg Bluestein of the AJC just tweeted a photo of the world's most famous peanut farmer, former President Jimmy Carter boarding a commercial flight in Atlanta en route to Washington from Plains. The photo came from a passenger who said President Carter shook hands with everyone as he made his way to his seat, which doesn't appear to be in first class. He's just a Georgian on an airplane going to do what he thinks is the right thing - exactly what we've come to expect from him.
It has also been announced that Justice Clarence Thomas, born outside Savannah, will administer the oath of office to Mike Pence. Justice Thomas will become the first African-American to give the oath to a Vice President.
And let's not forget our former governor, Perry's Sonny Perdue, who has just (appropriately) been appointed to head the Department of Agriculture. There's also Tom Price, who ain't really from around here but lives here now and has represented the sixth district in Congress. Price has been nominated to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
So there's a lot of Georgia folks in the news. Whatever side of the aisle you're on, tomorrow is an important day in the history of this nation. Let's pray it's a good one.
Historian, self-proclaimed gentleman, agrarian-at-heart, & curator extraordinaire