Where's Lee? (Nov. 11 - 17)

We assume he's working on his "Blue Steel," given this many photo ops

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It’s been a while since I’ve sent out Gov. Bill Lee’s weekly media schedule. Alas, his communications staff has still not (yet) figured out how to actually, you know, deal with the media, despite their very large state-taxpayer-funded salaries. But a few of my lovely subscribers have passed along the list this week. (No, it’s no one in the Capitol Hill Press Corps.)

Lee has already celebrated Veteran’s Day on Nov. 7 and Nov. 8, so he appears to be taking the actual “holiday” off, along with the rest of the state’s employees. Then follows a blitz of so many photo-ops, so close together this reporter can only assume the governor is practicing his “Blue Steel” look in advance of 2024, when he’s maybe thinking about running for president as the next Ronald Reagan.

If you get any convincingly pensive photos, please do send them my way …


GOVERNOR LEE’S MEDIA SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER 11, 2019 – NOVEMBER 17, 2019

Monday, November 11

Veterans Day – State Offices Closed

Tuesday, November 12

Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team Announcement

Nissan Stadium, South Side of Korean Veterans Blvd

1 Titans Way, Parking Lot N

Nashville, TN 37213

11:00 a.m. CST

MEDIA – Open, Photo only

Chief Executives Organization World Wide Conference

J.W. Marriott Nashville, Harpeth Room

201 8th Ave S

Nashville, TN 37203

11:45 a.m. CST

MEDIA – Open, Availability

Wednesday, November 13

Volkswagen Groundbreaking

8001 Volkswagen Drive

Chattanooga, TN 37416

9:30 a.m. EST

MEDIA – Open, Availability  

Armory Naming Ceremony

1801 S. Holtzclaw Ave.

Chattanooga, TN 37404

10:35 a.m. EST

MEDIA – Open, Photo only

Chattanooga State/Valmont Apprenticeship Signing Day

1950 Industrial Blvd.

Jasper, TN 37347

12:45 p.m. CST

MEDIA – Open, Photo only

Mueller Water Products Announcement

2048 Industrial Blvd.

Kimball, TN 37347

1:15 p.m. CST

MEDIA – Open, Photo only

Tour of the Caverns

555 Charlie Roberts Rd.

Pelham, TN 37366

2:30 p.m. CST

MEDIA – Open, Photo only

The Stephen’s Singer and Songwriter Cocktail & Dinner Reception

Country Music Hall of Fame

222 5th Ave S.

Nashville, TN 37203

5:30 p.m. CST

MEDIA – Open, Photo only  

Thursday, November 14

No public events

Friday, November 15

McNairy Co. Health Department Ribbon Cutting

725 East Poplar

Selmer, TN

11:00 a.m. CST

MEDIA – Open, Availability  

Tour of Senator Frank P. Lashlee Career and Technical Center

155 Schools Drive

Camden, TN 38320

12:30 P.M. CST

MEDIA – Open, Photo only

Tour & Visit

Stewart Co. Health Department 

1021 Spring Street

Dover, TN 37058

1:45 p.m. CST

MEDIA – Open, Photo only

Lodge at Paris Landing Groundbreaking Ceremony

16055 Hwy 79 N

Buchanan, TN 38222

3:00 p.m. CST

MEDIA – Open, Photo only

Saturday, November 16

No public events

Sunday, November 17

No public events


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