Swearing-in struggles for Perry, his wife and Jason Plotkin

Jason Plotkin describes the worst game of “Where’s Waldo?” ever.

I was freaking out.

John Boehner was just voted in as the Speaker of the House.

I was sitting on a bottom step in the upper balcony of the House in the Capitol, squished between another photographer and a lobbyist who kept asking me to move because she couldn’t see.

I ignored her, because I couldn’t see either. At least not for who I was looking for.

You see, I wasn’t freaked out because I couldn’t see John Boehner. I wasn’t there for him.

All I kept thinking was, “Where the heck is Scott Perry?”

I recommend Jason’s entire account. Then you can watch Perry’s version.

I also spoke to Perry’s wife, Christy, afterward about the swearing-in. Here is her version:

“I was looking around, and I couldn’t find him. And they said, ‘Raise your right hand.’ And all of a sudden I heard, ‘Mommy!’

“And I looked down, and it was my oldest waving at me. So I got to spot them through her.”


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County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.
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