Thursday, January 20, 2005

Inauguration Day

Our media services brought up the television for the Inauguration Ceremonies (Fox Channel), and wouldn't you know, I also have a new reference book, Congressional Districts in the 2000s: A Portrait of America (CQ Press, 2003). What impressed me about the ceremonies so far is the number of people involved in government (Reminds me of cataloging films and discovering just how many people are involved in making a film when we tend to focus on the star or director. ) The main event went smoothly, although the actual swearing in is so-0-0 short. The singing was wonderful. The parade is just about to start as I'm writing this.
Back to the book. One aspect Congressional Districts in the 2000s was the index for the Military Installations one for Universities and colleges. Although the book covers population, politics, voting groups, income and occupation, etc., it doesn't reflect the religious diversity in each district which shouldn't be that hard to determine if only in a broad sense. Given the impact of religious influence on the past elections, I would have liked to have seen that statistic as well.

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