COP on the Hill
Stories from the week of April 5, 2013
See Karen shaking her head: I made the mistake of whining to Karen I had 11 appointments on Wednesday….7 is my usual maximum, since it become very difficult to make all my points and not say the same thing twice…after 7. Oh well. I was able to speak clearly the whole day and survived a week of 33 appointments. I had a splash of Crown this week, as I was able to meet and chat with two Members of the House.
I was wrong: During my first year on the Hill a staffer informed me that his office was against my proposal for several reasons; one was that the marijuana industry would eventually want subsidies for their crops of hemp and MJ. I disagreed with him. He was right. I was wrong.
Recently an enthusiastic supporter of industrial hemp said we in reform should ask for cash supports for the hemp crop, until it could make a profit on its own. Oops. Right. Borrow more money from China to support sugar, cotton and HEMP growing.. Yikes!
COP stats since inception: August 2009
- 1193 Presentations to Congressional staffers..33 this week
- 33 Appearances on major TV networks..0 this week(Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)
- 22 published interviews in major (daily)newspapers or magazine … 0 this week
- 54 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc.. 0 this week
- 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
- 28 Radio Interviews..0 this week
- 36 brief chats with Members of Congress..2 this week
- 38 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 0 this week
- 12 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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