Saturday, March 06, 2010

Marco Rubio's $133.75 Haircut

Marco Rubio (FL Senator candidate) responds to his expensive trip to a hair salon. (via)
"That’s not, that’s not even accurately reported, that’s not what that was. And, uh, unfortunately as I said, it’s been misrepresented, misreported. In some respects, in key aspects of it that have been left out. But look, that was a card secured in the corporate division under my personal credit. If you read the policies of American Express, it clearly says that uh if personal expenses get on there you have to pay them. Those are charge cards, not credit cards. You’ve got to pay it at the end of every month, which we did, and I paid for it out of my own pocket, all of it. So those are just charges that appeared on the statement, doesn’t mean the party paid for it, in fact the official state documents show that the party didn’t pay for it, and I wish that had been highlighted more prominently by the Miami Herald and others who covered the story. But, you know I think there job is to kind of write the story the most, uh, attention grabbing way possible. I get that. It’s uh, it’s unfortunately part of politics. We deal with it and move on. You know this is an election about a country that owes trillions of dollars, a lot of it to foreign debt holders, I doubt this election is going to turn on some $138 charge on my personal credit.
The state of our political media seems truly pathetic if they've dissolved to asking questions about how much one spends at a hair salon. Particularly with a candidate like Rubio who is relatively unknown and there remain real questions that should be asked of him. He still has yet to identify anything military-veteran-war related within the issue section of his campaign site. This in itself should open up a platform of about 30 questions his constituents would like to know.

Of course all of this could have ended if Marco had the balls to say "This is the United States. I'll spend my money any goddamn way I want."

Update: Marco Rubio won.



At 08 March, 2010 10:37, Blogger Joaquin said...

"a candidate like Rubio who is relatively unknown"

Bwaa Ha Ha!
Oh, you do need to get out more!

At 08 March, 2010 13:05, Blogger Wek said...

Cool. We haven't had a full-time troll for awhile.

At 08 March, 2010 16:33, Blogger Joaquin said...


Hey if this is a circle-jerk, weak-knee blog, I'll be more than happy to leave, Mr. Wek.

Your call.

At 08 March, 2010 21:50, Blogger Wek said...

Yeah, since you really haven't added much with your comments you're pretty much a troll. But you're more than welcome to hang out here, though. Although I'll warn you. We've had some legendary trolls at OYE so you have some high standards to live up to. And so far we ain't impressed. Saying cliche-ish things like "you need to get out more" seem unoriginal and very lame.

At 09 March, 2010 07:43, Blogger Joaquin said...

My 'lame' response was due to your incredibly asinine comment that Rubio is an unknown. I don't know where you live, Andorra maybe, but anyone that has paid just a wee bit of attention, knows that Rubio has been front and center in the Senate races, and overcoming a huge lead by Crist has been trumpeted for months. Maybe calling him an unknown is wishful thinking?
Oh, in case you didn't hear, there was another unknown that won some race in Massachusetts. Brown something.

At 09 March, 2010 13:18, Blogger Grung_e_Gene said...

You know what the best thing about Rubio is? That after he was done going to Law School he immediately went into Politics.

Now, wasn't it the Republicans who used to decry and chastise Democrats for being wimps because after Law School they skipped military service and went directly into Government?

But IOKIYAR! Rubio is a coward and a chicken hawk. Rubio hates America.

At 09 March, 2010 14:39, Blogger Matt S. said...

So what if Rubio didn't flip hamburgers for ten years after law school? Obviously his talents were needed elsewhere. At least he didn't spend his time as a "community organizer" (i.e., looter of the taxpayer in pursuit of socialism). Personally I'm very happy that he prepared himself for the Senate run by learning extensively about the legislative process and building a good reputation for himself among his colleagues in Florida.

At 09 March, 2010 15:37, Blogger Grung_e_Gene said...

Matt S. well said, spoken like a True Yellow Elephant Chicken Hawk Coward.

At 09 March, 2010 17:02, Blogger Wek said...

Since Scott Brown was brought up before I'd like to address him. Senator Brown has served with the Army National Guard since age 19. We cannot be more pleased than to have a credible person in office for the people of Massachusetts.

What did you say Marco has done since high school?

At 11 March, 2010 11:39, Blogger Joaquin said...

Grung is certainly elevating the quality of discussion around here isn't he, Wek. pfffft!

At 13 March, 2010 22:06, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Rubio is open to the same line of attack used by Goopers in the past, that only out of touch libr00l elitists pay more than $7.50 for a haircut.



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