Bee’s Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist teases local GOP

Nevada County’s GOP is featured in the Sacramento Bee this morning — albeit in an unflattering way.

A email blast from Bob Hren, chair of the Nevada County Republican Party, with a controlling, partisan message made the rounds on social media, including this blog. And it drew well-deserved scorn. “Conservatives are all being asked to wear attire that reflects a flag motif or the colors red, white, blue,” it read, adding, “We must show up in large numbers to show we are strong too.  The best way to assure seating is to volunteer for the set-up effort.  For that, a list of approved set-up personnel is being compiled by Don Bessee.  Only persons who are on the set-up list will be provided with the details for arrival location and early admission time for set-up.”

The memo found its way to the desk of the Sacramento Bee’s Pulitzer-prize winning cartoonist Jack Ohman, who turned it into a highly amusing cartoon — occupying almost 1/2 page. It is titled “Rep. Doug La Malfa’s Town Hall dress code …”

“The Nevada County GOP chairman send out an email suggesting that conservative constituents of Rep. Doub LaMalfa attending his town hall ‘wear attire that reflects a flag motif on the colors red, white and blue.” OK …

(Source: Sacramento Bee)

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
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13 Responses to Bee’s Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist teases local GOP

  1. Mark Johnson says:

    Nevada County… the laughingstock of California….

  2. jeffpelline says:

    You never run out of material, that’s for sure!

  3. Brad Croul says:


  4. Nielsen A Locke says:

    At least Dumpster Diving Fran Freadle and Mrs Rebane had a chance to speak 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Annie Fox says:

      Fran has been rather windy with no substance. I just read her aimless babble in the Union this morning. She was shocked! Shocked I tell you about an article published on the front page of the Union.

  5. Sarah Wilson-Daley says:

    Progressive liberals concerned about climate change, health care, and immigration bans showed up in huge numbers.

  6. Joe Koyote says:

    I wonder why more of the tea party set didn’t get in the comment/question lines, they were right up front after setting up the chairs so it would have been relatively easy?

    • Nielsen A Locke says:

      Maybe some of the Teabaggers now realize that Trump is going to take away some/all of their SS/Medicare benefits .

    • Chip Wilder says:

      Because there were finally 1000 watchful eyes there to shame them and their lies. Death Panels anyone?? Crickets-
      And Hamilton (the Union) this morning tries to peddle it as ” Intimate meeting With Constituents”.

  7. Paul Emery says:


    Talking about dumpster diving. It was ’94 I believe. Fran Gratten vs Jim Weir – Supervisor race Grass Valley. I was there.

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