Monday, November 2, 2009

That Giant Sucking Sound

Republican Marco Rubio is doing his bit to play to the right wing in Florida by hitting all the right notes in the panhandle, by far the most conservative part of the state.

”Listening to you makes me feel like there’s hope,” said retired teacher Anne McLemore after hearing Rubio at a Republican women’s club in Miramar Beach. She added later, ”He was saying all the things I need to hear.”

That would include feeding the birthers.

The former leader of the Florida House […] declines to venture an opinion on President Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship. ”I don’t know the answer to that,” Rubio equivocated when asked at the GOP women’s club whether the president’s birth certificate is valid.

There’s something ironic in hearing the son of Cuban refugees question someone else’s citizenship, but hey, when you’re trying to dance to the tune of the nutsery, you do what you gotta do.