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Patrick's Inaugural Speech Excerpts

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After 18 months delivering campaign speeches, Deval Patrick has delivered his first speech as Governor.

His inaugural address yesterday was reminiscent of his campaign, with talk of optimism, of the need for change in government, and of his journey from the South Side of Chicago to the Statehouse of Massachusetts.

WBUR's Bob Oakes has this overview of an inauguration speech laden with historical and symbolic references.

The audio for this story will be available on WBUR's web site after 10 a.m. on Friday.

This program aired on January 5, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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