It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of clean government, it was the epoch of greed and corruption, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
There were a Governor of Florida with a long face and gray hair who decided,
…to cancel his inaugural ball, saying Saturday that he didn’t feel right about an expensive party when many people are struggling with higher insurance and property tax bill
There was the Governor of Wisconsin with a fat face and no hair who asked,
business executives to pay $50,000 to be a “director” of the events scheduled Jan. 2-3, $25,000 to be a “leader,” $15,000 to be a “role model,” $10,000 to be a “mentor,” or $5,000 to be a “friend.”