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.
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