Sonny Bonehead

Sonny Bono was not a natural politician. During his stint as mayor of Palm Springs, California, his public relations director, Marilyn Baker, was required to prepare his agenda -- in cue card form. Such cues, she once explained, were the only way Bono could conduct official business: "For call to order, I wrote, 'Sit,'" she recalled. "For salute the flag, I wrote, 'Stand up, face flag, mouth words.' For roll call, I wrote, 'When you hear your name, say yes...'"

[Baker quit her job after just three months.]

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