Situational Analysis – March 18, 2021

Welcome to Thursday! The weekend is in sight, the daffodils are blooming and the sun will be out today. Today is National Awkward Moments Day, a day I can most definitely relate to. Like yesterday, when I wrote that St. Patrick chased the SNACKS out of Ireland instead of the SNAKES. I’ve never been to Ireland, so I can’t comment on the quality of the snacks there….

Today is also the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that dogpiled on the very early days of a pandemic and made Moroni drop his trumpet

And, we have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Representative Jon Hawkins is finally going home today, after a battle with COVID-19 that kept him in the hospital for months. The bad/sad/life-changing news is that Shawn Bradley is paralyzed after being hit by a car while on his bicycle, back in January. 

If you only have time for one thing: Read CNN Editor-at-large Chris Cillizza’s piece about Governor Spencer Cox and the state of the Republican Party. Cillizza wrote about some things Gov. Cox said on a podcast recently. “There’s more to being a conservative than just ‘owning the libs…I believe in a Republican Party and a conservatism that is about opportunity for everyone. We don’t do that with these fake controversies, these false choices we keep presenting people.” If you have more than a minute, listen to the governor’s interview with Matt Lewis.

Countdown

27 days until the end of the Cox/Henderson administration’s first 100 days (04/14/2021)
43 days until the Biden/Harris administration’s first 100 days are up (04/30/2021)
177 days until half-way through the Cox/Henderson’s administration’s 500-day plan (09/11/2021)