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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-12 01:20 AM
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1. Rubio repeatedly blames others for his unresolved ethics charges.
How typically Rubio.



AP, via the Times


March 3, 2012, Tampa Bay Times:

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"The complaint was filled with false information and reached absurd and incoherent conclusions," he wrote. "Furthermore, the Democratic donor based the entire complaint on press accounts, not on any actual knowledge or evidence."


Oh, no, it's not Mr. Rubio's fault!



.....In November, Rubio provided the ethics commission with information he said explained the circumstances and cleared him of wrongdoing. His letter Friday included an affidavit. He said, for example, that the double-billed flights issue arose because he did not book his travel as speaker. He said he reimbursed the Republican Party of Florida $2,417.

He said the college job and consulting work he did with Jackson Health Center and Miami Children's Hospital all of which seek state funding came after he left the Florida House due to term limits.

"They were not contemplated by me during the 2008 state legislative session in any manner, way, shape or form and had absolutely no bearing on any official decisions I made at any time during my service as an elected official in the Florida House of Representatives," Rubio wrote.

The affidavit, however, does not address some of the other issues, including the political committee spending.

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When Rubio's lavish personal spending on the GOP American Express card first came to light during the Senate campaign, he went running to John Thrasher, crying that 'Crist did it'.


February 26, 2010:

Gov. Charlie Crist said his rival for the U.S. Senate, Marco Rubio, has no one to blame but himself for double-billing the state and Republican Party of Florida for eight plane tickets when he was House Speaker. Rubio has accused Crist of leaking his party credit card records to The Miami Herald and St. Petersburg Times.

"If he wants to find out who to blame for this, he should look in the mirror. He is the one who made these charges, not me, not any of my friends,'' Crist said at a road construction event in Broward County. "I mean, you know, when you do something like that you ought to just take personal responsibility."

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A panicky Rubio proclaimed that 'There is no reason to release my earlier credit card statements.'


Now he's out demanding that ethics complaints against him be dropped. Not so fast, Mr. Rubio.



It's always someone else's fault, isn't it, Mr. Rubio?


For Mr. Rubio, it is time to pay the piper.





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