Some time ago I requested a meeting with assemblyman Paul Cook. After six or eight weeks of relentless pursuit I was contacted by a lady who introduced herself as, Dawn Rowe, his assistant. After several return calls I was told that I could meet with the Assemblyman at our local Starbucks at 10:00 A.M. on a Wednesday morning. I expressed my concerns and stated that this was an important matter and I would prefer to meet in a formal setting, primarily his office. I was told that I didn’t have a choice if I wanted to meet with Mr. Cook this was the opportunity and the place. As I approached the cafe that morning, I spotted Mr. Cook and his assistant seated at a table in the outside area. The assemblyman was perched on a high chair sipping a popular Starbuck’s beverage. His assistant at a lower chair across the table with a clipboard in her hand was listening intently to an elderly gentleman complaining about the noise from black helicopters that fly over his house at night. After a few moments he was politely brushed off and their focus of attention turned to me. Normal greeting, salutations, Smalltalk and idle chitchat and then I bluntly stated my point and purpose. I asked Mr. Cook to help me write legislation that would make it mandatory for the Constitution of the United States to be taught in every classroom in the state of California. Very much to my surprise, by the time the word California came out Mr. Cook blurted out his answer, “NO! That’s too hard!”. And his assistant said, “When would we ever find time to do that?”. Again, taken back a bit I said, “You don’t find time to do that you make time to do that.” I continued to reinforce my point but each argument I made was met with a more and more disturbing counterpoint. The two of them talked down to me and treated me as a second rate citizen that could be brushed aside with a mere fan of their exalted titles. After a few semi-courteous exchanges I realized that this meeting was going nowhere and decided to look for a better partner. At this point Mr. Cook said, “What’s the matter Bill, are you out of ammunition?” I assured Mr. Cook that he knew me well enough to know that I was never out of ammunition. I followed up with a mandatory farewell and told my disappointed and disgusted self, it was time to get out of there.
And now Paul Cook is running for Congress!
Do we really need another politician in Congress that doesn’t want to do something because it’s too hard, that so readily dismisses someone’s attempt to reinstate the Constitution, that doesn’t want to do something because the unions would not approve or allow it? I thought we had enough of those types of politicians in Congress already.
Let’s take a look at Mr. Cook’s record as I remember it.
Shortly after being discharged from the Marines he made his presence known to all the local groups and individuals in town and worked his way into getting elected to the Town Council. He did not do very well on the Council and at times appeared disgruntled and incompatible. Although I’m sure he must have done something while on the Council, nothing worthwhile stands out in my mind.
He left the council to run for state assembly, representing our district and somehow got elected. He ran on a ticket that promised to secure the borders and support family values, well, so much for that.
Now he is running for Congress and his billboard boldly states, “For Country – For Congress.” What does that mean? For country, what about for the Constitution. For Congress, that’s the problem now, Congress is for Congress with little regard for the plight of the people or for the rights and liberties they are sent there to protect. I’m sorry but we have enough Paul Cooks in Congress already.
In conclusion I must admit, I don’t really know who’s getting my vote for Congress in my district. But I do know who’s not, Paul Cook, for country – for Congress, not on my vote.
- Location: Not on my vote!
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