• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

  COP on the Hill: Stories from the weeks of early August, 2023




Back in the Saddle:   While my legs and neck recovered from the bike ride in Iowa, I was back in the halls of Congress, making presentations to staffers.   Everyone was extra relaxed during this August recess and the chats were longer and better.

The “kids” (23-33 y/o) AKA Legislative Assistants of both parties continue to be much in tune with the COP broad message of making drug issues a medical situation versus police/prison.  Certainly, it makes my job easier and more a joy than a chore.  Now, they just, LOL, need to convince their Boss, the Member, to change their Point of View.

Surprise of the week:   Brand new Member of the House, McGarvey, (D-KY) will be a quite popular office for everyone, as I spread the word that; when you open his office door, there is a 15 foot long cabinet, 3 levels full of Kentucky’s finest whiskeys!!  And yes, you may have a sample.

Note:  6 states offer Congressional tourists their peanuts, Wisconsin offers free cheese, California offices offer free almonds, one Texas office has a freezer of ice cream made in that district = all good…me thinks I may have to recall the words of a famous song, “It’s five o’clock somewhere,” when after a long, hard day of running my mouth (building up a thirst), I retire to Longworth 1527 and sip a shot of Basil Hayden.

Personal Note:  I’ll be politikin the next 20 days in Denmark and Norway, as my fiancé attends a conference in Copenhagen + some sightseeing.


Weekly Activities:

4051 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 22 this week…

Meetings: 01 Grover Norquist


COP stats since inception: August 2009

362 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week

441 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc   0 this week

109 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week.

215 interviews and reports in minor media …0 this week –

98 Radio Interviews:  0 this week

33 major conferences attended – CPAC 2023, (3 UN drug conferences in Vienna, Austria),  LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week

in the past – Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, OAN, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribune, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters

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