Scenes from the inauguration and McNerney react

Andy Stone, head flak for Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, sent me these photos from the inauguration ceremony this morning.

Meanwhile, here is what McNerney said about Obama:

“Today, we celebrate an extraordinary moment in American history as Barack Obama becomes America’s 44th President and the first African-American to lead our nation. It is truly a historic day and this is a great new beginning for our country. President Obama’s inauguration renews faith in the power of ordinary Americans coming together to create monumental change”

“I look forward to working with President Obama to address our country’s urgent priorities: reversing the course of our economy, creating millions of new jobs, especially those through new energy technology, making health care more affordable and keeping America safe and secure.”

Lisa Vorderbrueggen