Friday, October 21, 2011
Rethuglican Sen. Marco "Pinocchio" Rubio has been caught in a significant lie about his background. The Kaplan Daily reports today that Marco Pinocchio "embellished" his anti-Castro roots in repeatedly saying that his family fled Cuba after the Cuban revolution in 1959. He said it in campaign appearances, in campaign literature, and on his website. In fact, his parents emigrated to the U.S. in 1956, years before Castro seized power.
Marco Pinocchio is now engaged in an self-righteous offensive to muddy the fact that he lied about his family's immigration to America for political purposes, which helped him in Florida politics. He now claims that his statements were based on family "oral history." Can you imagine a Cuban boy asking his parents the story about their flight from Castro, and them getting it wrong? Neither can we.
Some are saying this dooms any chance he had for the Vice Presidential slot on the 2012 Rethuglican ticket; alternatively, what better credential for a Rethug politician?