Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:40 PM
ashling (20,401 posts)
Marco Rubio, Tea Party pretty boy
Last edited Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:26 PM - Edit history (1)
Rubio, we found, is a world-class opportunist with an uncanny habit of being in the right place at the right time. He's driven, ambitious, and relentless. And he's a hypocrite: a "fiscally conservative" Republican who has let his own home lapse into foreclosure, likely abused state party credit cards, and spent tens of thousands of dollars in political donations on personal expenses. He's a supposed outsider who's been a party-line politician since he was 26 years old.
But even in the runup to his coronation as speaker, critics began to snipe that his ambition blinded him to the norms of ethical behavior. "He's a conniving opportunist who used his friends to get what he wanted," says a fellow Republican legislator who asked not to be named because he's still in the GOP. "He screwed Miami-Dade on budget after budget, and he got rich off his connections."
goes on to talk about financial and ethical questions etc.
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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:26 PM
Bake (21,975 posts)
2. Being selected by the GOP for the SOTU response is getting to be a career killer.
Jindal and Rubio, the GOP's Not Ready for Prime Time Players.
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