Daily Fix, July 29


*New Utah State Democratic Party Chair Jim Dabakis is threatening a lawsuit over redistricting if the new boundaries don’t turn out “fair.” (ABC4) Fair? Fair? Fair to who? Don’t they know that life isn’t fair, and neither is justice. As long as the numbers are equal, these types of lawsuits see little success. So, go ahead and bring the suit. I hear the Utah Republican Party General Counsel rocks.

*During an interview by Greta Van Susteren with Governor Jon Huntsman in front of the White House Huntsman was “swarmed” by fans — Chinese Americans and tourists. Watch the video. It’s alarmingly pacifying to think that we could have a President that has this sort of relationship with the Chinese people. They just love him.

*And speaking of Mitt Romney, Romney and Huntsman (or, their people) sparred on Twitter earlier today: MR: “Romney is a social media leader[.]”; JH: “Too bad he’s not willing to be a leader on debt ceiling debate.”; and then Tim Carney: “If you took Obama’s plan and Romney’s plan, and just met in the middle, you’d be in the middle of nowhere.” The gloves are coming off, people.

*Unsurprisingly, Warren Jeffs spent 55 minutes delivering a sermon on polygamy to jurors today. (Deseret News) That should help his case.

*I’m not going to report on the silly debt “talks” today – I am so over them. I would like you to note, though, that Wall Street has posted its worst week in a year. Good job boys. (Reuters) (Not to mention President Obama’s all-time low approval rating of 40%, here. Oops, I guess I did mention it.)

*I’ve taken 3 bar exams, and they were awful, and I’ve birthed 4 kids, and they (the birthings, not the kids) were awful, but I’m just glad this wasn’t me.

*And, finally, I’d like to thank Holly for her gracious generosity in letting me join in on your Daily Fix for the past few months. It’s been great. We should do it again sometime.


6 Responses to “Daily Fix, July 29”

  1. hollyonthehill Says:

    Bravo to Michelle for jumping right in to the wild and wacky world of political blogging. You’ve been a great addition to Holly on the Hill. Come back anytime!

  2. rmwarnick Says:

    Good job, indeed. The Tea-GOP minority has turned the passage of a routine one-sentence bill into a national and international crisis.

    If they get what they want, we’ll have yet another Republican Recession to follow Bush’s two recessions. GDP growth was 0.4 percent in the first quarter and 1.3 percent in the second quarter. Isn’t that bad enough?

    Where are the “jobs-jobs-jobs”? Not one Republican-proposed jobs bill in six months.

  3. Ronald D. Hunt Says:

    “Fair to who?”

    The voters, mind you I have no idea what the districts look like as I haven’t seen the maps. But anything like the nonsense in Ogden with the weird mushroom shaped districts that carve in and out of the city like a jagged saw blade shouldn’t be allowed.

    The legislators shouldn’t pick their voters, rather the voters should pick their legislators.

    Also I was hearing that Carl Wimmer was talking about IRV voting, their any serious talk about that or just idea’s being floated about?

  4. hollyonthehill Says:

    Ronald, I don’t think there is any serious talk going on re: IRV

  5. Kyle Friant Says:

    Dabakis really needs to realize that suing probably won’t help the UT Democrat party much.

  6. Mark Steele Says:

    I think it’s great that Huntsman is popular with Chinese-Americans and the Chinese people. The problem for me would be if he were too cozy with the Chinese government…

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