Only two of Iowa’s 76 republican legislators plan to attend President Bush’s second inaugural this Thursday. Senate Co-Leader Stewart Iverson, a republican from Dows, will leave for D-C on Wednesday night.”I think it is going to be exciting, you know, something that only comes along once every four years,” Iverson says. Iverson attended Bush’s first inauguration.”I hope the weather’s better than it was four years ago. It was kind of dizzly, cold, yucky out there,” Iverson says. He will attend the swearing-in ceremony, the parade, and an inaugural ball, although Iverson says it’s been difficult to get tickets to the ball. Iverson’s wife, Vicki, has a brace on her leg after having knee surgery, so they’ll attend the balls, but won’t dance. Iverson’s daughter and son-in-law will be a long, and they’ll do a bit of sightseeing. “We may do a tour of the capitol, maybe do some Smithsonian things, the Arlington (National) Cemetary. The changing of the guard is fantastic,” Iverson says. The Iversons will be staying at a hotel in Arlington. State Representative Jamie Van Fossen, a republican from Davenport, will also attend the Inaugural and related festivities.
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