Slightly annoyed that the media is paying so much attention to Marco Rubio

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    Jun 25, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    Just had to say it!
  • creature

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    Jun 25, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
    It'll all die down once Romney selects his running mate, unless it's Rubio. But I doubt he'll get picked.
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    Jun 25, 2012 4:17 AM GMT
    Rubio has serious legal issues he has yet to face.. It will be interesting to watch him go down in flames... from on high!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 25, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    It would be too anti-climactic, not to mention scream of pandering, for Romney to pick the not-ready-for-prime-time Rubio. I don't think it's going to happen, but he is a rising star within the party.
  • DalTX

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    Jun 25, 2012 1:06 PM GMT
    I saw Rubio on Meet the Press this Sunday and I actually felf sorry for him,
    he was pathetic.
    This guy's barely qualified to be VP of the Rotary Club.
    Willard would do himself a favor by steering clear of Rubio.
    If he's a "rising star" the GOP is in worse shape than I originally thought.
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    Jun 25, 2012 1:12 PM GMT
    DalTX saidI saw Rubio on Meet the Press this Sunday and I actually felf sorry for him,
    he was pathetic.
    This guy's barely qualified to be VP of the Rotary Club.
    Willard would do himself a favor by steering clear of Rubio.
    If he's a "rising star" the GOP is in worse shape than I originally thought.
    Yeah, he's a rising GOP star alright!
    Rubio's spending habits also have gotten attention in Florida.

    Before joining the Senate last year, his name surfaced in an Internal Revenue Service investigation of the Florida Republican Party's use of party-issued credit cards. He frequently had used his party credit card for personal use, and later reimbursed the card company for about $16,000.

    U.S. attorney, IRS and FBI investigating Florida GOP credit card use
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/article1088979.ece
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    Jun 26, 2012 10:00 AM GMT
    Lifted from above-referenced article:

    Rubio billed the party for more than $100,000 during the two years he served as House speaker, according to credit card statements obtained by the St. Petersburg Times and Miami Herald. The charges included repairs to the family minivan, grocery bills, plane tickets for his wife and purchases from retailers ranging from a wine store near his home to Apple's online store. Rubio also charged the party for dozens of meals during the annual lawmaking session in Tallahassee, even though he received taxpayer subsidies for his meals.

    Rubio said the billings all related to party business — the minivan, for example, was damaged by a valet at a political function — and that he repaid the party for about $16,000 in personal expenses.

    Asked during his campaign bus tour last week if he needed to amend his tax returns to reflect any party money that covered his personal expenses, Rubio said, "We don't believe it's income. It's not. . . . Whatever the law is, we're going to comply, but I don't think it's income.''