Governor Riley on Obama inauguration

MONTGOMERY - Governor Bob Riley released the following statement about the inauguration of President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States:

"Today marks an historic moment for our country. The peaceful transition of the most powerful office on Earth is truly exceptional, and something that all of us, regardless of political party, can celebrate as Americans. I congratulate President Obama on his historic election and inauguration and I look forward to working with him. I also want to congratulate President Bush on eight years of faithful service, and thank him for keeping America safe amid some of the most turbulent times this nation has ever known."