+EdwardGlen Posted January 8, 2011 Report Share Posted January 8, 2011 http://www.mlive.com/midland/index.ssf/2011/01/schuette_its_morning_in_michigan.html#incart_mce LANSING – Bill Schuette took charge of the attorney general’s office today with a vow to make public safety priority No. 1. Schuette, 57, was sworn in by childhood friend U.S. District Judge Thomas Ludington on the steps of the state Capitol in Lansing under a bright sun that peered through clear January skies. Schuette’s wife, Cynthia, and children, Billy, and Heidi, stood at his side as he raised his right hand and recited the oath of office. “Today is morning in Michigan, the first day of a new year, and a fresh start for Michigan,” the Midland Republican told the crowd. At the inauguration ceremony for Schuette and Gov. Rick Snyder and others, four Michigan Air National Guard A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft flew overhead in honor of fallen members of the military. A 19-cannon salute reverberated in the air with each boom, echoing off downtown buildings. Hundreds of people gathered on the lawn of the historic building turning the wet ground into mud that had been covered in snow. “People want a safer Michigan,” the conservative Republican said, and less government, less taxes, less spending “and more paychecks and more freedom.” Schuette’s brief remarks followed those of Snyder, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, all Republicans. Each told those assembled near a giant Christmas tree covered in lights in front of the Capitol said the state has confronted serious economic hardship, but a new era has started to reinvent Michigan. “There are better days ahead for Michigan, folks,” Schuette said. The former congressman also served a state senator, appellate judge and director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture before his latest post. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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