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Hot diggity dogs

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Monday, January 3rd, 2011 at 5:42 pm in Gov. Jerry Brown.

Nothing attracts a crowd like the the word “free.”

Hundreds of people lined up this afternoon outside the Capitol for free hot dogs and soda, courtesy of the Orange County Employees Association, in honor of the inauguration of the 39th governor, Jerry Brown.

And the weather cooperated, too. The sun came out mid-morning and bathed the Capitol dome in a lovely, crispy winter light. An omen of better times ahead under Brown’s leadership? Or the calm before the storm? We’ll find out soon enough.

Here’s a quick video clip of the line as it was about 1 p.m.

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  • Common Tater

    The inherent symbolism of the “hot dog” is inescapable. It’s what’s going to happen to all of California.

  • Ralph Hoffmann

    “The sun will come out tomorrow. Tomorrow,… it’s only a day away.”

  • John W

    I thought Brown hit the right notes in his speech. Now, we’ll see what the followup is — by him, the legislators in both parties and we the people.