Although it seems like a long time ago now, Tuesday was obviously a big day for Democrats, what with the inauguration.
The Chronicle was there to catch the Texans for Obama watch party at Scholz Garten, but also the Farewell to Bush Party at Antone's in the evening. The high point of the night for Legislature watchers was an appearance by the famous The Bad Precedents, the (official band of the 80th Legislature) that draws its lineup from state legislators, policy wonks and campaign pros.
Yes, that is Democratic Caucus Chair Jim Dunnam, D-Waco, on keyboards (this being a partisan event, drummer Sen. Bob Deuell, R-Greenville, got the night off.)
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