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A Spanish language newspaper received an email from an employee at KNWZ 1140 AM which shows that Congresswoman Mary Bono approves of the term "Third World Toilet" when describing the city of Coachella.

Unfortunately, the newspaper "El Informador del Valle" does not have a website and the article is not available online.

Apparrently the Marshall Stone Radio Show in the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs area) did a show on May 1 to critisize the immigration movement.  Commentor Gary Stone called the city of Coachella a "third world toilet."

Mary Bono wrote the following message to Gary Stone a day later:

From: Mary Bono
Subject: Re:thanks
Date: Tue,2 May 2006 02:35:46 +0000 GMT

Thank you!!!! I heard some of your remarks with the councliman from Coachella.  You were great!!!!!! Unbelievably great!!! Third World Toilet? That was too funny.  I have eyewuitnesses who saw Roth protesting.  He probably wants to be all things to all people and not act like he was there.  I hear there wer 1500 people. That's smaller than the Desert Aids Walk!  And they bussed in 8 bus loads.  You rock and are so damn funny and smart! Hey, how come you don't send me poems and Shakdespeare anymore? I miss that!
Sent via BlackBerry from Cingular Wireless.

I have linked a scanned version of the newspaper article here.  

If there's anyway we can get people to start talking, maybe one of the bigger news outlets will carry it!

I'm having a hard time even finding a website for the newspaper or the radio station, but I will do more after I get back from canvassing for her opponent, David Roth.

Any suggestions you can give (even how to do a blockquote) would be greatly appreciated!

Originally posted to John Chapman on Sat Nov 04, 2006 at 09:14 AM PST.

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