— Mary Bono Mack (@MaryBonoMack) January 19, 2013
First (above), Bono Mack tweeted about giving snowboarding a try on January 18. Then, on Sunday (Jan. 20), Bono Mack tweeted to share news of her injury with her 10,751 followers.
Boarding experiment over. Broken right wrist. Damn. There goes ski season. Good time to work on my book. Great loving husband. @conniemackiv
— Mary Bono Mack (@MaryBonoMack) January 21, 2013
Her followers were quick to send their best wishes for a speedy recovery, with one even suggesting she seek medical attention from her Congressional successor, Dr. Raul Ruiz.
It appears the American people are turned off by political bickering and one partisan showdown after another in Washington, D.C.
A new poll by Public Policy Polling shows just how deep in the muck Congress has sunk. A survey of more than 830 American voters earlier this week shows that voters have a higher opinion about the following over Congress:
- Root canals (56 percent favoring root canals, 32 percent Congress)
- NFL replacement referees (56-29)
- Head lice (67-19)
- The rock band Nickelback (39-32 — close call)
- Colonoscopies (58-31)
- Carnies (39-31)
- Traffic jams (56-34)
- Cockroaches (45-43)
- Donald Trump (44-42)
- France (46-37)
- Genghis Khan (41-37)
- Used-car salesmen (57-32)
- Brussels sprouts (69-23)
In lawmakers’ defense, survey respondents did rate them higher than:
- Telemarketers (45-35)
- John Edwards (45-29)
- The Kardashians (49-36)
- Lobbyists (48-30)
- North Korea (61-26)
- The Ebola virus (53-25)
Lindsay Lohan (45-41)
- Fidel Castro (54-32)
- Playground bullies (43-38)
- Meth labs (60-21)
- Communism (57-23)
- Gonorrhea (53-28).
“We all know Congress is unpopular,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy
Polling, in a release. “But the fact that voters like it even less than cockroaches, lice, and Genghis Khan really shows how far its esteem has fallen with the American public over the last few weeks.”
For a deeper breakdown on the survey results, click the PDF link below:
The Democrats met with Ms. Jo-Ellen Darcy, the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), to discuss what should be done now and in the future to restore and preserve the inland sea, according to a release from Boxer’s office.
They also “explained the need to prevent the sea from turning into a public health emergency that would have ramifications for the Imperial and Coachella Valleys,” according to the release.
Boxer is chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Ruiz is in Washington for a second week of orientation for newly elected members of Congress.
Boxer is mentoring Ruiz, an emergency room physician who has never held elective office. He upset longtime Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack earlier this month.
-Raju Chebium, Gannett Washington Bureau