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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:08 PM

Marco Rubio Is Taking a Spring Trip to Israel (Sound Familiar?)

Marco Rubio has to shadow everything the President does these days. The potential Republican 2016 hopeful was the official State of the Union rebutter earlier this week. On Saturday morning, Rubio announced he is embarking on week long trip to Israel, just like the President.

Rubio (and his wife) will travel to Israel and Jordan over the next six days on official business of the Senate Intelligence and Foreign Relations Committee. (Don't worry, she's paying out of pocket.) Rubio plans to meet with King Abdullah in Jordan, and President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to talk about "various areas of mutual interest, including the Israeli-Palestinian peace process," in Israel.

It's been a little more than a week since the President announced his own spring trip to Israel. It will be the first time he visits the country since becoming President. For Rubio, this previously unannounced trip will be his second time visiting the country.

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http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/02/marco-rubio-taking-spring-trip-israel-sound-familiar/62217/

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Reply Marco Rubio Is Taking a Spring Trip to Israel (Sound Familiar?) (Original post)
Purveyor Feb 2013 OP
Frustratedlady Feb 2013 #1
geek tragedy Feb 2013 #2
kairos12 Feb 2013 #8
deminks Feb 2013 #3
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #4
donco Feb 2013 #5
BlueStreak Feb 2013 #6
goclark Feb 2013 #7
BlueStreak Feb 2013 #9
marshall Feb 2013 #10

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:20 PM

1. Messenger boy? I hope he takes his bottle of water. eom

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:32 PM

2. Republican primary will have a conga line of clowns waiting to kiss Bibi's ass in public. nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:10 PM

8. Now that is an image.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:35 PM

3. Rubio's first trip to Israel was 2 days after winning his Senate seat in 2010.

Was supposed to have been strictly a personal vacation.

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2010/11/guess-whos-meeting-marco-rubio-in-israel.html

Newly elected Sen. Marco Rubio and his wife, Jeanette, are meeting billionaire businessman/Jewish community leader/political pot-stirrer Norman Braman, his wife and her sister in Israel next week.

Braman was an early Rubio supporter and said they have talked about going to Israel together for years. He stressed that Rubio was paying his own way. It will be his first trip to Israel.

"I was hopeful that it would come about win or lose,'' Braman said. "Marco and Jeanette are religious people."

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The Rubio camp was mum on what it called a "private and personal visit to the Holy Land next week. There will be no official meetings or media interviews, and specific details of the trip will be kept private. Senator-elect Rubio is also working with pro-Israel supporters to make an official trip back to Israel early next year after he is sworn into office."

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:39 PM

4. Maybe he will take Willard with him ..............

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:24 PM

5. Itsa long

trip.I hope he is well hydrated.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:24 PM

6. Does this guy really think he could be taken seriously?

Maybe in another 20 years, but to me he comes across as a rank amateur -- a child with childish thinking.

There are Republicans that do have some gravitas, but Rubio isn't one of them -- not even close.

He's not exactly a clown like Palin, Bachmann or Cain, but he just doesn't seem to have any weight about him.

I'm not feeling it.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:51 PM

7. H2ORubio


H2OMAN is an "Empty Suit."

I don't feel it at all , especially the Water Bottle Scene ---

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Response to goclark (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:19 PM

9. The water bottle bought him some time

Because it took all the attention away from the fact that everything he said in that speech was moronic. He got off easy. But he's still a moron, so there will be another day to show that.

Remember, Sarah Palin never got any brighter either.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:30 PM

10. Is his wife going with him?

Spring break trips are way more fun when you go as a bachelor.

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