• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of September 4, 2015


Stories from the week of September 4, 2015

Life at Four Feet Tall: Sneaking out before dawn in order to avoid Karen stopping me (only slight exaggeration), I popped the wheelchair out of the car and off I rolled to the train station on Tuesday. I was not going to blow off 6 Senate meetings. My nurse neighbor let me borrow her Kmart special chair (no motor and no cup holder). Yes, I could drink from the lower drinking fountains, even as 20% hit my chin and drooled. A curb to the sidewalk became a Mt. Everest of a barrier; every crack eyed with care, carpets were not my friend in Hart Bldg…it was a trying & rewarding day.

Evolving: In the past couple of years I have seen an increasing number and now significant number of R offices where the TV is set to CNN and even PBS vs. Fox News. As one R staffer told me this week, ‘All Senate Staffers are basically in agreement on the drug war/marijuana policies.’ I had a shot of crown and chocolate that night, I’ll tell you.

Who knew? DC had taxis…after 10 years I took my first taxi ride to and from the Senate Office Bldgs. Yes, I completed the 6 meetings and another two on Thursday. However, I am done for a while. August was the worst month of my life. My body, mind and spirit need some healing time.  I will go to Grover Norquist’s meeting and catch up on a mountain of paperwork. Keep you posted.

Update – the temporary cast came off this week, doctor said I could walk on it and I now limp along with a crutch in hand for curbs, up and down hills, etc. I’ll be about normal in a month.

1957 Presentations to Congressional staffers..    08 this week



  COP stats since inception: August 2009

0 meetings this week

60 Radio Interviews..  0 this week

19 Conversations (five minutes or longer) with Member of Congress..  0 this week

82 brief chats with Members of Congress..   0 this week

82 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $80,000).. 0 this week

149 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.     00 this week

38 published interviews in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 00 this week

88 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..    this week

22 major conferences attended..   (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review,  etc)    0 this week

38 Appearances on major TV networks..this week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC)…0 this week (BBC)

*   2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position

Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders.   Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

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