Washington Post analysis finds Bono Mack’s wealth plummeting

Many in Congress have weathered the tough economy far better than most Americans. But that’s not the case for Rep. Mary Bono Mack, the Washington Post found.

In their The Reliable Source column Sunday, WaPo style writers Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger mined an interesting nugget about the Palm Springs Republican from the Post’s analysis of the personal wealth of all 535 members of Congress: Bono Mack’s estimated assets dropped from $3 million to $848,000 in six years.

Roberts and Argetsinger attribute the drop to diminished royalties from Bono Mack’s late husband, former Palm Springs Mayor, Congressman and 1960s and 1970s singer-songwriter-entertainer Sonny Bono.

“Guess they’re not playing ‘I Got You, Babe’ like they used to,” Roberts and Argetsinger wrote.