National Affairs: Pee-Wee Joke

Famed in the California Senate for introducing bills for the exclusive benefit of his own county, San Diego's Senator Ed Fletcher was the butt of a legislative joke last week in Sacramento. To the Senate reading clerk went a bill which Senator Fletcher's colleagues had drawn up in the familiar Fletcher style. Droned the clerk in his most serious monotone: "The sum of $6,635,000.03 is hereby appropriated from the unappropriated moneys of the general fund of this State for the purpose of dredging Pee-Wee River in the county of San Diego, which river...

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