Dear Politico CLICK,

Guess what? It’s 2012. And last year it was 2011.

On March 3, 2011, Karin Tanabe, who no longer works at Politico, wrote an item on Kate Upton, now infamous bikini-clad niece of Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), who landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated in a tiny red bathing suit. Tanabe explained in some detail Kate’s Washington connection — which is that her uncle is a congressman. See the headline in bold above.

Fast forward to Valentine’s Day 2012. CLICK Editor Caitlin McDevitt writes another item explaining Kate’s unusual Washington connection. She writes, “Kate Upton, the buxom blonde on the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, has a Washington connection.” See yesterday’s headline above.

Yoo hoo, VandeHarris, anyone out there?

Sincerely, FishbowlDC