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David Roth and Mary Bono sat in the same room today for an editorial interview with The Desert Sun.  Not a debate, she can't handle that, but actual proximity, which is a stretch for our shrinking violet of a Rubberstamper.  Roth spoke for the citizens of the district, while Bono spoke on behalf of herself.  Cause, you know, she really loves this job, and she thinks she's doing great.   Roth decimated her with some of those mean, liberal facts you've heard about.

So shallow, so oblivious, so pathetic next to David Roth who believes that politics is a noble calling - you really have to join me on the flip to know how stark the differences are in this CA-45th race.

Just in from the Roth campaign - Some highlights that you won't necessarily see on the selected video excerpts available at The Desert Sun's page.  :
1. She gets advice on earthquake preparedness from hurricane experts in Florida, yet represents a landlocked district prone to earthquakes
2. She receives her ethical advice from Dennis Hastert, leader of the Republican culture of corruption.
3. When asked, Mary Bono said her biggest regret was getting stuck in traffic on the way to a football game- even though thousands of American troops have lost their lives because of the Bush war in Iraq.
Yes, that was her actual response.  Asked what regrets she had over the course of her public service, Mary said she regretted only that she got stuck in traffic once on the way to a football game.  Nothing about the consequences of her votes.  No thought for the scores of tortured corpses that show up daily due to "the Iraq thing" that she thought would blow over soon.  Guess they slipped her mind.  Or the kids whose college aid she cut.  Or her votes to mine in National Monuments.  Or the seniors without prescriptions thanks to the doughnut hole.  From where Mary Bono sits, things are just peachy here in America.  She's having a great time playing Congresswoman.  What's our problem?
4. She has no plan for ending the war in Iraq.
5. Riverside County receives the second least amount of funding of all the counties in California and she doesn't "consider it a congressional thing."
6. Even though she counseled Mark Foley on his sexuality she still can't decide if they had a personal relationship.
7. She is proud of voting for legislation that left millions of seniors and people with disabilities without any prescription drug coverage.
 

Here's the "live blog" from reporters in the same conference room.  Their stenographic skills are spotty at best.  Presume a GOP slant when reading the notes, this paper's editorial board and Bono's campaign finance committe shared a member (until Roth pointed that out in public), and boy does it show in the daily coverage.  For a real live blog with Roth, here's yesterday's Blue America on Firedoglake.  Thank you, Howie Klein, Christy Hardin Smith and Jane Hamsher!

Apparently Mary Bono is not a bright nor an honorable person.  The Rubberstamp record tells us that, however it becomes most obvious when she speaks.  But David Roth is the antidote.  Upon arrival in Washington, he wants to implement the 9/11 Commission recommendations, undo the damage from No Child Left Behind, and fund Pell Grants to the level we need.  What will Bono do after Congress?  Horseback riding and hiking, she said.  (She works on that earthy image, much as Bush does.)  Good thinking, Mary.  Take a hike.
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Originally posted to soyinkafan on Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 09:40 PM PDT.

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  •  This is Mary Bono (7+ / 0-)

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    featured with Paula Jones and Susan Carpenter McMillan, back in the Clinton years.  GOP tool then, better trained GOP tool today.

    David Roth can use your bucks to redeem America here.

    Are we still routinely torturing helpless prisoners, and if so, does it feel right that we as American citizens are not outraged by the practice? -Al Gore

    by soyinkafan on Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 09:40:49 PM PDT

  •  terrifying n/t (3+ / 0-)
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  •  Now why would this (3+ / 0-)
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    be strange, coming from Mary Bono? And she's been this big an airhead from day one without bothering a soul. Well, maybe one, er...

    cdn

    I'd rather have a President who screwed his intern than one who screwed his country.

    by grndrush on Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 09:49:00 PM PDT

    •  When I met her (2+ / 0-)
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      a few years back at one of her and Sonny's Film Festival partys the most most eloquent phrase I could get out of her was "tee hee". You could tell there were some lights on but there was definitly a power shortage.

      it tastes like burning...

      by eastvan on Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 12:02:05 AM PDT

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      •  I can see her going to Hastert (3+ / 0-)
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        for some ethics though. He has lots he never uses.

        it tastes like burning...

        by eastvan on Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 12:05:06 AM PDT

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      •  She makes me glad.. (1+ / 0-)
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        There will be always and forever be Sonny and Cher .not Sonny and Mary....Who will remember Mary Bono..but the World will always remember Sonny and Cher. They will go down forever in Entertainment and Music history.

        And Boy Cher could not be more opposite in her politics and viewpoints, Sonny sure chose 2 entirely different wives , for damn sure.

        Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything. - Harry S. Truman

        by wishingwell on Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 01:22:44 AM PDT

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    •  And she would not be in the Congress (2+ / 0-)
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      Had she not married Sonny ..and the only reason she keeps her seat is her " married" last name ..is famous due to her late husband.
      Talk about riding coattails on name alone..that is all Mary has done. She cannot think for herself. I remember her being one of the Republicans voting for Articles of Impeachment against Bush. She just did what Henry Hyde told her and she barely asked a question and just stared into space.

      Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything. - Harry S. Truman

      by wishingwell on Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 01:25:46 AM PDT

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  •  May she grab the ethics anchor pulling Hastert (4+ / 0-)
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    into oblivian.  Ethics and Hastert cannot and should not ever be used in the same sentence.  They are mutually oposite terms.

    While in Congress what has she done?

    Has she lead any legislation into passage that might be helpful to people below her tax bracket?

    Much good luck to David Roth.

    Day in and day out

    door to door

    person to person
    voter to voter

    To David and all of his volunteers:
    Time to bring out the voters, take back America, and bring this country home.

    John Laesch - soooo much better than the other guy

    by llbear on Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 09:51:18 PM PDT

    •  Short answer, she's done precious little (3+ / 0-)
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      but she does go to bat for herself, say, when royalty income is at stake.  

      David Roth is everywhere, every day in this district.  Republicans are coming to our house parties, and they like what he's saying.  Democrats here love him, he's created the largest and most robust grassroots campaign  - of either party - in the last seventy five years of this district's history.

      Are we still routinely torturing helpless prisoners, and if so, does it feel right that we as American citizens are not outraged by the practice? -Al Gore

      by soyinkafan on Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 09:55:20 PM PDT

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  •  Wait, second least? (1+ / 0-)
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    How is that possible?  I mean, I don't want the GOP counties getting lots of moeny just because they're white, Republican counties but Riverside County has at least a million people living there.  They deserve more funding then let's say Inyo County or Modoc or Siskouyu County.  For some reason, I always thought they were well funded because of all the nice traffic lights with protected arrows on Highway 111 through the Coachella Valley (btw, I love when you get off the 10 freeway and start on the 111, that is a beautiful stretch there) but that's only one small part of the county.  

    I'll tell you where they could use some funding.  After we get done extending the Red Line down Wilshire Boulevard in LA to Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, we should extend the subway into East LA and then have it emerge and either follow the 10 or 60, not to the Coachella Valley but definately inland as a heavy rail above ground line (paralleling the freeway) with park and ride stops.  You could ride from Riverside to Santa Monica in one single trip.  

    •  It's really true (2+ / 0-)
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      I crunched some of those numbers when we did our initial research on Bono's "achievements."

      We're getting screwed on federal dollars here.   She gets nothing for us from all her slavish obedience to Tom Delay/now Hastert & Boehner.

      Are we still routinely torturing helpless prisoners, and if so, does it feel right that we as American citizens are not outraged by the practice? -Al Gore

      by soyinkafan on Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 10:03:22 PM PDT

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    •  Monochromatic no more in the 45th (2+ / 0-)
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      Well, OK, I'm personally fairly pasty, but the demographics are mixed here.  It's only that the rich white portions of the district were the only parts represented by Bono.  Roth has everyone on his team.

      Here are some of the kids who are interested in Roth:
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      Are we still routinely torturing helpless prisoners, and if so, does it feel right that we as American citizens are not outraged by the practice? -Al Gore

      by soyinkafan on Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 10:08:03 PM PDT

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      •  Oh I know (2+ / 0-)
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        Moreno Valley has a very large African American population.  The Asian and hispanic populations are growing out there as well and of course Palm Springs has a large and active gay community.  Two of my African-American friends are from Temecula/Murrietta.  Now that's down in Issa's district but yeah I know that Riverside is not as white as it once was.

    •  The money . . . (3+ / 0-)
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      . . . calculations are always per capita. Thus, Riverside probably gets more federal dollars than California counties with meager populations, but on a per capita basis it is doing horribly. She was also ranked the second least effective GOP legislator in California by Congress.org

  •  Is there a shot here? (3+ / 0-)
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    Give us the scoop. This is the year to beat this loser.

    Sometimes, out of the most ordinary looking vessel can flow the most extraordinary wine.

    by normcash on Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 10:18:06 PM PDT

    •  Yes. We have crossover. We have new voters. (2+ / 0-)
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      We had a poll slipped to us early in the campaign that some entity commissioned (business group? tribe? we weren't allowed to know, as it wasn't our poll), and it put Roth 7 points ahead of Bono on a straight background and position comparison.

      That was before Iraq got as bad as this, before Foley, before the doughnut hole effect was felt.  It's been a GOP stronghold, but if anyone can flip it, Roth can.

      Are we still routinely torturing helpless prisoners, and if so, does it feel right that we as American citizens are not outraged by the practice? -Al Gore

      by soyinkafan on Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 10:27:50 PM PDT

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    •  Boxer won this district in 2004 by over 5,000 vot (3+ / 0-)
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      . . . and it is unquestionably the right year for upset victories over do-nothing Bush followers.

  •  thanks for these diaries (4+ / 0-)

    I often read them, but seldom comment - I love your compaign stories and am pleased to learn that Roth has such a good chance at turning the seat blue.  And you know what they say "as goes CA-45 so goes the House" - or was that "as goes the House so goes CA-45" - I'm just making that up - I'm really glad Roth is in the race & running such an energetic campaign - and that's the truth.

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    peace

    •  Thanks for participating in them! (0+ / 0-)

      It's hard for all of us to attract attention for our races in this crazy year, with so many people stumping for their district's Dem.  A nice problem to have, of course.

      Are we still routinely torturing helpless prisoners, and if so, does it feel right that we as American citizens are not outraged by the practice? -Al Gore

      by soyinkafan on Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 06:58:17 PM PDT

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