Monday, June 8, 2015

A quantum of umbrage: Let me see if I've got this

Someone – certainly not oppo researchers working for another GOP 2016 presidential wannabe from the Sunshine State! – spoon-fed NYTimes reporters the story that Marco Rubio and his spouse have between them 17 traffic tickets in 18 years.

Putting aside the question of who might have had easy access to state records like that – certainly not a former governor from Rubio's home state who'd like to bump him out of the competition for sugar-daddy cash and favorite son status! – it seems to me that the important question is this:

Does anyone really think we're still living in a world where the idea that United States Senators – to say nothing of presidential contenders – and to say less than nothing of GOP presidential contenders – believe that the quotidian rules that apply to losers like us don't apply to them is somehow news​​? Is somehow shocking?

Oh, Gray Lady, please. As St. George famously explained, "It's a big club, and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club."

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