Hot diggity dogs

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.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen