Being huge fans of President George W. Bush, Chrissy, Mairéad, Siobhán & Declan selected me (John) to represent the family at the Presidents Second Inauguration on January 20, 2005, at the U.S. Capitol.
I headed off to the D.C. Metro Wednesday evening with friend and colleague Pablo Ramos. Between us we had three tickets to the inaugural ceremonies: 1 Congressional ticket that provided reserved seating in front of the Capitol and 2 tickets in a standing section. As we were driving to Maryland, I received a phone call from longtime friend Tom Basile. Tom is spokesman for the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.
Tom had great news, a ticket for me on the platform