Daily Fix, Jan 18

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*Tis the season – to be thinking about Lincoln Day dinners. Mary Katherine Ham will keynote the Salt Lake County GOP Lincoln Day dinner on Feb 3. Ham is a journalist and video blogger. She currently writes for “The Weekly Standard” and appears regularly on Fox News. The very same night, Karl Rove will be keynoting the Davis County Lincoln Day dinner. Rove was an advisor to President Bush from 2000-2007 and is a frequent Fox news contributor as well as weekly columnist for Newsweek. SL County GOP // Standard Examiner

*Want a primer for monitoring the upcoming legislative session? Check out this one by Joel Campbell. SL Tribune

*Remember the Obama pledge that working in his administration would not be “about serving your former employer, your future employer or your bank account.” Yeah, well, in recent months there has been quite the revolving door as officials from the White House, the FCC, the Federal Highway Administration, the Dept of the Treasury, the Dept of Commerce and Homeland Security have left the administration for high-paying jobs on K Street, Wall Street, with PR firms and as lobbyists. Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. Politico

*Senator Mike Lee is joining Senator Rand Paul in the “Senate Tea Party Caucus” but one tea party darling has not decided whether he will join that club or not. Rockstar Marco Rubio says he is still deciding whether to join. On the House side, Congressman Jason Chaffetz declined to join the official “Tea Party Caucus,” last summer, saying “The more you try to put structure around the tea party, the more compromised it will be. If any one person tries to co-opt it, the tea party will lose its identity and effectiveness.” Politico // SL Trib

*Senator Kent Conrad from North Dakota joins Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison from Texas in announcing they will not be seeking re-election in 2012. Conrad, finishing his fifth term, said he did not want the “distraction” of a campaign. Also code for “I-know-i-can’t-win-so-I’ll-just-get-out-now.” The Hill

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2 Responses to “Daily Fix, Jan 18”

  1. John Says:

    So…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… running for anything?

  2. Ken Says:

    The Salt Lake Tribune may soon be suing bloggers, commenters, website owners etc via the copyright trolling outfit Righthaven. We need to let the trib know that if Righthaven files even one lawsuit over a Salt Lake Tribune article that we will organize the entire Utah blogging community to mount a massive boycott of the Salt Lake Tribune and its advertisers.

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