This is the Friday edition of our daily exploration of local blogs. It's just like the other editions, only it knocks off early to drink thirteen Coors Lights, eat hot wings and argue about the BCS all night. Send blog tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The total Washington outsider Tom Daschle makes the Obama Administration's first health-policy speech in Denver, and there's video. But where's Will.I.Am? I thought he was going to be at every speech? (Colorado Independent).
A potential Salazar appointment has the GOP a-twitter. They haven't been this excited since Will and Grace went off the air. (Colorado Pols)
Nothing warms you up on a cold winter day than purely speculative Rockies trade rumors. (Purple Row)
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