Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

On the Record

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

On the Record

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"I didn't want to disappoint you by being on time. I knew that would ruin all the jokes."

-Gov. Brad Henry, showing up 20 minutes after his scheduled appearance time at an Associated Press event.

"We're sorry the go-go girls couldn't be here tonight. Those Republicans are a wild bunch."

-Gov. Brad Henry, at Tuesday night's reception for inaugural ball sponsors at the Governor's Mansion. The week before, House Speaker Lance Cargill, R-Harrah, had asked the band performing at the Speaker's Ball to remove scantily clad dancers from the stage.

"You're supposed to shake our hands at the same time."

-Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Morgan, D-Stillwater, shaking hands with Gov. Brad Henry just moments after Henry shook the hand of Co-President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, following Henry's State of the State address. Due to an equal split of Democrats and Republicans in the state Senate, Morgan and Coffee share equal power.

"They weren't smart enough to use pseudonyms. …

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