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FARAH STOCKMAN

Inauguration, Massachusetts style

There were no live armadillos or longhorn steer this year at the Texas Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball. The ladies in fur coats and men in 10-gallon hats danced, but not like they did in 2004, when Texas was the president’s political homeland.

By contrast, the Massachusettsians who packed into a party at Legal Sea Foods in downtown D.C. on inauguration weekend shined like the bottles of wine they were drinking.

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