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.
1. She gets advice on earthquake preparedness from hurricane experts in Florida, yet represents a landlocked district prone to earthquakesYes, 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?
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.
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.