Joint Congressional Committee On Inaugural Ceremonies Begins Inaugural Platform Construction

Impatient with how long it was taking House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) to drive a nail, Speaker of the House John Boehner finishes the job with one stroke during the "First Nail" ceremony, signifying the start of construction of the 2013 Inaugural Platform on the West Front of the U.S. Captiol September 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is at right. The winner of the November 6 presidential election will be sworn in on the platform on January 21, 2013.
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