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Former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich has been at a lot of inaugurations.
Earlier speaker Gingrich went on the record.
-- -- -- It's great to do it and I -- inaugurations always had big event here in Washington DC but there's some sort of interest in history.
Here in recent history 1981.
Present -- as cold.
Well -- little bit cold but 1981.
I remember sitting out as a junior member of congress and -- -- up there.
First of all -- almost like a movie sets.
President Carter was saying good -- there were clouds.
It was overcast.
President Reagan get up -- speaking head literally the sun came out that this was really weird it's like watching Cecil B.
DeMille and then.
But it was it was -- -- 5000.
Have been nice treasure because anyone has something really strange -- happened -- never forget.
Remember that we had the 444.
Day hostage crisis.
And people didn't know what do -- -- do.
And his Reagan was giving his inaugural address the word began to pass in the -- -- attorney and say.
-- Americans have left Iranian airspace.
During Reagan's inaugural address.
The American hostages.
Have been released and had less than literally cleared Iranian -- Space with thanks to almighty god.
I have been given a tag line to get off line that everyone wants to the end of the toast for his speech or anything else.
Some thirty minutes ago.
The planes and burying our prisoners.
Left Iranian airspace.
It's a very -- things have been a while.
And it gave me in the sense that how much different the next few years and -- -- 85 was a totally different problem.
It was really cold which -- -- -- really really felt a little bit late this weekend in the midwest.
Not quite ambivalent about -- looked like Chicago.
Com and of course the rain and -- in Southern California and they -- stupid -- they set themselves.
If we -- an outdoor inauguration.
-- have people -- very serious frostbite.
And -- -- bands try to march in this kind of weather so they moved to.
The inauguration itself in doors and -- -- -- ministry.
It was in the -- rotund and yet as a member of congress I was -- to go and be there and I was part of the standing group because it never have many seats in the rotunda.
And it was very strange and -- very informal -- -- kind of way he in his inaugural address and then they took the entire parade.
And they moved it to the DC armory.
-- you know these kids who come from all over the country via an inaugural parade and you couldn't say no you couldn't let him parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.
Because they would have frozen.
-- it was those -- very inched innovative response.
It was really cold affect how fascinated by a move to make this change in the embattled then we'll get a matter of days who -- Only the weather certainly look really really bad.
They made the decision I would say within 48 hours maybe.
I was sent collection raise the issue of cameras with you have by the Irish and some I don't know why but -- -- is what.
Synthetics Lindsay why it was mentioned don't -- my staff to ask you about that -- Since you and -- share this passion for cameras and pictures look like it's another level.
And -- in other words yeah -- -- that he and I play well cameras well I -- to do this this this is slightly embarrassing story on me.
At the last inaugural viewing removed for George W.
Bush in nineteen in 2005.
She's decided she wanted to bring in camera nice and I don't know.
You don't want to do that.
This is a dignified moment it's a historic moment.
So we'd we'd get up there were rumors -- And then I look over as suddenly realized sitting next to his Howard Baker.
Who always takes his camera everywhere instead -- Kenny -- like very sophisticated he's taking pictures like crazy.
And I see Colin Powell walking him and then general Powell -- secretaries.
And I suddenly realize he's not -- camera meddling baker but he takes out his cell phone.
-- starts taking place yourself up.
-- close attention and she says -- ever again tell me I'm not bringing my camera so I'm confident Tuesday.
If you see us up there we'll see her cheerfully clicking away with a camera.
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