• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of August 10, 2012

 COP on the Hill

All hat & no cattle?!  Hardly:  The capitol employee read my t-shirt in the café & exclaimed, ‘You are not wearing THAT shirt into the Congressional offices!’  “Oh yes I am.” I replied.  During our ensuing chat he was incredulous* that I would wear such a provocative shirt.  On Friday I decided I wanted to have more of a fun work day, so I went super Friday casual by wearing my COP shirt.  NOTE:  the House staffers are much more relaxed than the Senates.’  I would not wear the shirt there to go door to door.

No staffer blinked all day, as most already knew me and had seen the shirt at one time or another.  One staffer at the café asked, “Where have you been?  I haven’t seen you in the Cannon bldg in months.”  I explained my stroke, bicycle trip & Karen’s cancer. … I had fun both in the Metro, the train and in the halls as visitors asked why.  Even a cowboy needs a fun day from time to time.

Somebody knows me:  In mid-July Jaisal Noor an independent media person called me for an interview.  The topic was the notorious* ‘stop and frisk’ action of the NY City Police.  He was impressed enough to ask me to go to a studio in DC to have professional equipment record the interview.  Below is a 10 minute YouTube result of his reporting.  My commentary comes in at the 5 minute mark, reflecting the monetary reasons police like drug prohibition.


Not getting any easier:    Under full disclosure, going door to door is like eating your vegetables; I would rather just have desert.  Luckily, on Wednesday my first day making presentations, I had an easy time making six presentations in the afternoon after the Grover Norquist brunch meeting.  On Friday I had another nine chats.   Speaking of having desert,  I gave a one hour radio interview which originated in South Dakota.  A productive day and  week, despite only working 3 days.

Karen finished her second week of chemo.  She remains a tower of strength and resolve.  Hair is mostly gone, as she maintains her positive outlook.  We are reading a book on how to be cancer via nutrition.  Rule # 1, 2 & 3…stop eating sugar in any form.

*incredulous = erstaunt

*notorious = berüchtigt – notorisch

Fourth year stats for COP- August 1, 2012 thru July 31, 2013:

15 Presentations to Congressional staffers: 15 this week

1 Radio interviews: 1 this week

1 Blog, cable TV, minor media events: 1 this week

Total stats for COP in first 3 years:

  • 944 Presentations to Congressional staffers
  • 26 Appearances on major TV networks
  • 14 published interviews in major (daily)newspapers
  • 27 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, etc
  • 66 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $65,000)
  • 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning my efforts & in support of COP position
  • 33 brief chats with Members of Congress
  • 19 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, etc.
  • 10 major conferences attended (CPAC, LULAC, NRA, etc)
  • Permanent invitation to Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders.   Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”


  • Consider being a member of COP at $30.00 or more per year.   All contributions are tax-deductible.   Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal prohibition.  COP provides that voice.   If you agree that Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow…  Go to:


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