Stories from the week February 1, 2013

From: Howard W.
Sent on: Monday, February 11, 2013 4:16 AM

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week February 1, 2013

Boot Leather:  The House was in recess (AKA working in district) and thus was the most opportune time to meet with legislative aides.  I had 29 meetings.  I will spend almost two  days next week catching up on the paper work that the meetings generate.

Quelle surprise:  I was having lunch with three staffers, when an aide I knew came up to say hello.  I rose and as I was shaking his hand, he began speaking French.  We chatted for two minutes, en français, and he left.  Fortunately, I keep up my French skills at a café on Saturday mornings where about 8 of us chat in French for an hour.  I can only imagine the staffers were fairly shocked that the ‘big buckle’ cowboy speaks fluent French.  It was fun.

NOTE:  When the aide and I  met a year ago,  I mentioned speaking French to police officers in Switzerland in the context of the describing the Swiss Heroin Assisted Treatment (HAT) program.  He broke into perfect French and we ended the last five minutes of the presentation en Français.

COP stats since inception: August 2009

  • 1067 Presentations to Congressional staffers..29 this week
  • 30 Appearances on major TV networks (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)
  • 21 published interviews in major (daily)newspapers
  • 43 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, etc
  • 71 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $70,000) =  this week
  • 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning my efforts & in support of COP position
  • 23 Radio Interviews..1  this week
  • 34 brief chats with Members of Congress
  • 30 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, etc.
  • 11 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.”
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