Saturday, July 20, 2013
Two (rare) Cheers for Doug LaMalfa
Regular readers of this blog know that I am often quite critical of my Congressman, Doug LaMalfa, but two news stories broke over the last few days where Doug LaMalfa is to be commended. In the interest of fairness, let's give credit where credit is due.
Although I've heard Doug criticize President Obama's use of Air Force One at a Tea Party meeting in Chico, when another Representative did the same thing on the floor of the House of Representatives, Doug LaMalfa, who was presiding over the House at the time, did the right thing and rebuked the Representative for being disrespectful to the President. Good for Doug!
Doug LaMalfa also is attaching his name to some bipartisan regulation to enhance enforcement of marijuana cultivation on public lands. Trespass cultivation of thousands of plants has contributed to the death of Fishers because of the rodent poison they use to protect the plants. Doug is right on this issue.
Two cheers for Doug! Let's hope this continues.