|Sent on:||Thursday, January 10, 2013 8:48 AM|
COP on the Hill
Stories from the week January 4, 2013
Back in the saddle again: The ‘fiscal cliff’ crisis being in the rearview mirror, I returned to the House buildings to make presentations and update my records. I managed 5 presentations in a day and a half. Felt great.
Friday I had a case of the ‘feel me no goods’ and took a sick day….my first in 6 years (not counting the 3 weeks I was out with my stroke).
I made this 8 minute tape a year ago. My camera guy Jeff Newman did some editing and put this up on YouTube. Quelle Surprise….over 13,000 views. Next time I will try to rent a tela-prompter. I also did this in Spanish which will be ready later this year.
Howard, would you mind? Grover Norquist came over to me just before the start of his brunch and asked me to give the group a 3 minute report (speakers are limited to 3 minutes) on the marijuana votes across America in 2012. After the meeting he asked me to prepare a written handout for the assembled for next week. I was thrilled.
New Friends: Late last year I met the man who wrote this Christmas note. He is the chief TV reporter for a major Mexican network. Short translation was warm greetings to me and his best wishes for success with our issue in 2013. This is an example of why I spend 7-8 hours per week keeping my Spanish fluent. Mexican people are 70/30 against legalize/regulate. I will do my part to improve that picture.
Perdon por no responder, pero estaba de viaje y sin ver mensajes electronicos ... Me parece estupenda la eleccion de Hispanos al Congreso y le envio un fuerte abrazo con mis mejores deseos de que 2013 sea un Ano Nuevo lleno de triunfos para su causa ...