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Romance on Hill made official [Connie Mack & Mary Bono]
The Desert Sun.com | Dec. 14, 2006 | Cindy Uken

Posted on 01/03/2006 9:15:11 AM PST by summer

thedesertsun.com material cannot be posted [on FR] due to copyright complaint

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 109th; beltway; conniemack; divorce; love; marybono; romance
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I'm surprised it took Dem sites so long to post this news!
1 posted on 01/03/2006 9:15:12 AM PST by summer
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To: All

And, BTW, as I recall, divorce did not stop Ronald Regan in his political career! So, good luck to Connie Mack and Mary Bono! :)


2 posted on 01/03/2006 9:16:06 AM PST by summer
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To: summer

Is Connie Mack divorced?


3 posted on 01/03/2006 9:16:37 AM PST by SwatTeam
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To: summer

I got you babe.


4 posted on 01/03/2006 9:16:55 AM PST by mware (everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL.")
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To: summer

Mrs. Mary Mack?


5 posted on 01/03/2006 9:17:15 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: SwatTeam

Re your post #3 - The article claims Connie Mack announced his divorce in August 2005, but I never heard anything about it until now.


6 posted on 01/03/2006 9:17:42 AM PST by summer
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To: Semper Paratus

LOL...I guess that's coming..


7 posted on 01/03/2006 9:18:07 AM PST by summer
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To: summer

Shoosh, I was hoping she'd marry Bono. She'd of been Mary Bono-Bono then.


8 posted on 01/03/2006 9:18:15 AM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL!


9 posted on 01/03/2006 9:18:39 AM PST by summer
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To: Revolting cat!

good one.


10 posted on 01/03/2006 9:19:32 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (I might be wrong, but I'm always right.)
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To: summer

"It was her second marriage; her first husband, Sonny Bono, was killed in a skiing accident in 1998."

And gave her a job in Congress when he died. That's sick. Only in politics can a wife take over a job like that.


11 posted on 01/03/2006 9:20:05 AM PST by the tongue
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To: summer

If they have a son they should name him Jimmy.


12 posted on 01/03/2006 9:20:06 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: summer

Ooops Obviously I didn't read all the article. I wish them both the best. I remember how dignified she was when Sonny got killed and how Cher went all hysterical.


13 posted on 01/03/2006 9:20:38 AM PST by SwatTeam
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To: summer

14 posted on 01/03/2006 9:20:38 AM PST by socal_parrot (2006, the year of the parrot!!!)
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To: summer

The Philly job could only last so long....


15 posted on 01/03/2006 9:21:33 AM PST by dakine
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To: summer
I'm surprised it took Dem sites so long to post this news!

They all had to get their stories straight. "Let's see now, we got separated in August and didn't start dating until September, right? That's it!"

16 posted on 01/03/2006 9:22:57 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Semper Paratus
"Mrs. Mary Mack?"

Mary Mack's Father's making Mary Mack marry me
My Father's making me marry Mary Mack
And I'm gonna marry Mary to get Mary to take care o' me
And we'll all be makin' merry when I marry Mary Mack.

17 posted on 01/03/2006 9:23:03 AM PST by Paine in the Neck
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To: dakine

18 posted on 01/03/2006 9:23:12 AM PST by socal_parrot (2006, the year of the parrot!!!)
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To: summer

I'm just glad to see that "Connie" is a guy.


20 posted on 01/03/2006 9:25:34 AM PST by Joann37
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To: Paine in the Neck

The way I heard that song was the Mother was making him marry Mary Mack. :-)


21 posted on 01/03/2006 9:27:20 AM PST by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: Baynative
"At least Mary Bono's convictions are deeper than Mary 'sleeping with the enemy' Matalin."

Gross, please don't remind me! Could never understand that attraction!

22 posted on 01/03/2006 9:27:22 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (New Jersey gets the corrupt government it deserves!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Shoosh, I was hoping she'd marry Bono. She'd of [sic] been Mary Bono-Bono then.

She then dumps Bono for Yoko Ono and she becomes Mary Bono Bono Ono.

23 posted on 01/03/2006 9:28:04 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Must be mary likes the feel of a bald head - I can't say where...


24 posted on 01/03/2006 9:30:29 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: JohnG45
She then dumps Bono for Yoko Ono and she becomes Mary Bono Bono Ono.

She then goes straight again and classical, marrying composer Luigi Nono (or one of his descendants, since he happens to be dead) to become Mary Bono Bono Ono Nono!

25 posted on 01/03/2006 9:34:57 AM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Baynative; ladyjane
Yeah, but I have to say: the article claims Connie Mack's marriage was in trouble for a long time.

Yet, not so long ago, I remember him plastering photos of his (now divorced) spouse and two young kids all over his campaign literature. If your marriage is on the rocks, I don't think you should be using your family as props in a political photo shoot. (Yes, they're still your family, but, let's face it, you're out the door, for good, into another life, as soon as you land your gig in DC.)

I notice Connie Mack's newest glossy photo info, recently mailed to me even though I am not on any mailing list I know of, does not include the wife/happy family photos.

But, I really don't recall any news "announcement" about a divorce. Consequently, I think ladyjane had it right!

Nevertheless, I wish Connie Mack and Mary Bono well in their new relationship. Life is too short to be miserable and in a failed marriage.
26 posted on 01/03/2006 9:40:00 AM PST by summer
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To: Froufrou

LOL! And gargoyle looks......


27 posted on 01/03/2006 9:40:20 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (New Jersey gets the corrupt government it deserves!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
Gross, please don't remind me! Could never understand that attraction!

ROTFLMAO... :)
28 posted on 01/03/2006 9:40:56 AM PST by summer
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To: Semper Paratus

When are you comin' back, Mary Mack?


29 posted on 01/03/2006 9:43:25 AM PST by LS
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To: Revolting cat!

And, as Fr. Guido Sarducci says, if she lived in Doodah, in the county of Doodah, she'd be Bono-Bono from Doodah, Doodah.


30 posted on 01/03/2006 9:44:17 AM PST by LS
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To: JohnG45
She then dumps Bono for Yoko Ono and she becomes Mary Bono Bono Ono.

Work in marion barry and a banana and we will be getting somewhere

31 posted on 01/03/2006 9:55:51 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: LS

Okay, does this mean that one of them is going to give up their seat to move?


32 posted on 01/03/2006 9:59:28 AM PST by djl_sa
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To: summer
Mack, 38, announced his divorce from his wife, Ann, in August; he has two children. Bono, 43, followed with her own announcement on Sept. 28 that she would separate - and ultimately divorce - her husband, Glenn Baxley. It was her second marriage; her first husband, Sonny Bono, was killed in a skiing accident in 1998.

I don't like it, it smacks of Hollywood's marriage roulette.

33 posted on 01/03/2006 10:06:26 AM PST by oldbrowser (No matter how cynical I get, I can't seem to keep up)
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To: oldbrowser

Well, kudos to you, for being the first to honestly say what some people may have felt reading this article! But, I still believe in what I said: life is too short to remain miserable. :)


34 posted on 01/03/2006 10:07:30 AM PST by summer
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To: socal_parrot

Pull back the camera! PULL BACK!!


35 posted on 01/03/2006 10:11:24 AM PST by HostileTerritory
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To: djl_sa; oldbrowser
From Connie Mack's current US Congress web site bio, there is no mention of his marital status:


Connie Mack

...Mack graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Communication.

Connie Mack was born and raised in Southwest Florida.  He is the son of former United States Senator Connie Mack and well-known cancer prevention advocate Priscilla Mack.

Mack resides in Fort Myers and is the proud father of two beautiful children, Addison and Connie.


He should say he is divorced. Without mentioning his ex-wife, it sounds like he fathered these kids out of wedlock, on the fly.
36 posted on 01/03/2006 10:12:41 AM PST by summer
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To: HostileTerritory

SNORRFLE! Pull Wayyyyy Backkk! "How do you feel about Cleveland?" [from the movie "Tootsie"]


37 posted on 01/03/2006 10:13:57 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: djl_sa

RE your post #32 - I read some time ago that Connie Mack bought a home in Virginia. I'm not sure how much time he spends in Florida these days, but he has remained popular with FL voters.


38 posted on 01/03/2006 10:13:57 AM PST by summer
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To: summer
But, I still believe in what I said: life is too short to remain miserable. :)

I agree with that also. I do find it distasteful to marry someone until somebody better comes along.

39 posted on 01/03/2006 10:16:53 AM PST by oldbrowser (No matter how cynical I get, I can't seem to keep up)
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To: paul51
She then dumps Bono for Yoko Ono and she becomes Mary Bono Bono Ono.

If she were to commit a faux paus, would that be a Mary Bono Bono Ono No-no?

40 posted on 01/03/2006 10:17:18 AM PST by quark
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To: summer

JFK Jr. and Sonny Bono are two people who died who had a real chance to become president.


41 posted on 01/03/2006 10:18:22 AM PST by Always Right
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To: paul51

Surely Yo Yo Ma could be worked into the mix somewhere.


42 posted on 01/03/2006 10:18:30 AM PST by xp38
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To: oldbrowser
Re your post #39 - You have a valid point, too. But, sometimes people really do change over the years, in major and unexpected ways. I can think of at least one person I would have (and could have) married, but, now, seeing how much he has changed, I am VERY glad we did not marry.

Also, speaking of Hollywood, as you did in your previous post -- I thought it was quite tasteful, under the circumstances, how the Hollywood actor Mike Myers recently characterized his divorce: he and former wife remain "committed friends" according to press releases.

Connie Mack should take a clue from Mike Myers -- and publish something like that, if true, on his official web site, ie: "Congressman Mack and his former wife, (her name), the mother of his two children, remain committed friends" or something. Otherwise, her major contribution to the birth of these two kids goes totally unrecognized by Connie Mack in his official life story. Not good for a politician who wants to continue winning over female voters!
43 posted on 01/03/2006 10:27:06 AM PST by summer
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To: Always Right

Sonny Bono was such a practical, sensible non-political naive politican. He woke up on day in Bedlam - Congress.


44 posted on 01/03/2006 10:29:07 AM PST by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: summer
I always thought that Mary and Lindsey Graham were an item! Wonder what happened there????
45 posted on 01/03/2006 10:30:57 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
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To: purpleland

Sonny Bono really could have become president. He was a modern day Horatio Alger and appealed to many kinds of voters, across political lines. And his entrance into politics was based on authentic experiences he had as a small business owner / restuarant owner. Few politicians are like that.


46 posted on 01/03/2006 10:32:18 AM PST by summer
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To: Baynative

Connie and Mary. It sounds so modern. Their first child could be Mannie, whether boy or girl.


47 posted on 01/03/2006 10:32:56 AM PST by billhilly
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To: Always Right

I meant to ping you on my post #46. I don't know about JFK -- he seemed to have a ton of problems with his marriage, too, as tabloids continue to report to this day.


48 posted on 01/03/2006 10:34:00 AM PST by summer
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To: summer
"That's no lady, that's my wife, Mack!"
49 posted on 01/03/2006 10:34:30 AM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: billhilly

Or Cary. :)


50 posted on 01/03/2006 10:34:32 AM PST by summer
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