Editorials

Resolved... Our annual list of to-dos for Kentucky's news-making who's-whos

STEVE BESHEAR

Governor

Resolve that your mark on history will be more than a coal smudge. Roll the dice a little this year.

JERRY ABRAMSON

lieutenant governor

You can do it! You can be the lieutenant guv who actually creates a legacy! Jobs, maybe?

MITCH MCCONNELL

U.S. Senate minority leader

Power and money can't be everything. Get in touch with your inner softie. Represent the 99 percent.

RAND PAUL

U.S. senator

Continue to question the Patriot Act. And forget about low-flow toilets and energy-saving light bulbs. Edit your dad's newsletters instead.

BEN CHANDLER

U.S. representative

Go on a diet. Maybe lose about half of Jessamine County, rather than the rest of your principles.

GEOFF DAVIS

U.S. representative

Buckle down in your new career, (as a lobbyist?) and best of luck, boy.

HAL ROGERS

U.S. representative

Tea parties are for sissies. You're the Prince of Pork. Reclaim your crown and the honor of your subjects.RICHIE FARMER

Ex-politician

Resolve to be a little less "unforgettable" in your next incarnation.

CRIT LUALLEN

Ex-auditor

Relax, rejuvenate, but don't take too long figuring out your next political move.

DAVID WILLIAMS

State Senate president

Everyone knows you're smart. Resolve to learn from your loss. (And be extra-nice to your father-in-law in the coming year.)

GREG STUMBO

SPEAKER of the Kentucky House

Everyone knows you're smart, too. Make '12 a great year for Kentuckians, not just your House mates.

ADAM EDELEN

Auditor-elect

Work hard to fill the pumps of your predecessor, by ferreting out some malfeasance.

ALISON LUNDERGAN GRIMES

SECRETARY OF STATE-ELECT

When the governor calls you in, resist the urge to measure the place for new drapes.

JAMES COMER

AG COMMISSIONER-ELECT

Keep cultivating bipartisan support and your image of competence. Government needs more competence and less bovine-derived fertilizer.

KATHY STEIN and ALICE FORGY KERR

Political strange bedfellows

Think about all Lexington taxpayers before doling out more pension goodies for some.

GATEWOOD GALBRAITH

perennial also-ran

Take solace. You beat David Williams in Franklin County, and you're a beloved one-of-a-kind Kentuckian.

JIM GRAY

LEXINGTON MAYOR

You don't have to worry about re-election for a couple of years. Keep working hard and dreaming big.

ELI CAPILOUTO

University of Kentucky President

You don't have to worry about your contract for a couple of years. Keep working hard and dreaming big.

DUDLEY WEBB, JOE ROSENBERG

CentrePointe owners

Show us the money or take down the "coming soon" sign.

SOUTHLAND CHRISTIAN CHURCH

MEGACHURCH/LANDLORD

Bless you for the fishes and loaves to Haiti. (Now show the same kindness to Perkins?)

DON BLANKENSHIP

MASSEY COAL EX-CEO

Take all the European vacations you like, with or without Supreme Court justices. Just don't mine any more in Kentucky.

LINDA GORTON

LEXINGTON vice MAYOR

Work on your image. Political conviction and civility just seem un-American.

JOHN CALIPARI

UK basketball coach

You have the golden touch, but remember that Midas was the ultimate one-and-done.

JOKER PHILLIPS

UK football coach

Chill out. You've got months to figure this out. No pressure.

NIKKY FINNEY

award-winning poet and teacher

Nice laurels, but don't rest on them. Keep writing and inspiring!

GEORGE CLOONEYand ASHLEY JUDD

actors and activists

Don't let the world break your larger-than-life hearts. Keep standing up for righteous causes. (And for the UK Wildcats.)

JENNIFER LAWRENCE AND JOSH HUTCHERSON

actors

Take a cue from the two Kentuckians above as you're propelled to fame by star turns in the film version of The Hunger Games.

HERALD-LEADER EDIT BOARD

self-appointed KNOW-IT-ALLS

Catch more flies in 2012. With honey, not just vinegar.

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