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New York Times Worried Marco Rubio Has Too Many Speeding Tickets UPDATE: Hit Piece from David Brock?
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UPDATE: The Free Beacon now has evidence that the hard-hitting Marco Rubio-gets-four-tickets was placed in the NYT’s hands by Media Matters and Hillary Clinton surrogate David Brock’s opposition research organization American Bridge. According to Miami Dade county’s visitor logs, two researchers from American Bridge pulled Rubio’s records on May 26.

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As the Beacon points out, the Times also ran a story recently about how Rubio’s candidacy is striking fear into Hillary Clinton’s heart. The desperation exhibited by such a closely-tied-to-Hillary Times hit piece, no matter how ridiculous, seems to substantiate the theory that Democratic operatives have concerns about Hillary matching up against the charismatic, Hispanic Republican Senator. It also, as Ed Morrissey points out, demonstrates that there really is very little on Rubio out there – if a couple of speeding tickets and accusations that his wife side-swiped an “SUV” (it was actually a Ford F-150 truck) is the best that two reporters, a researcher and a whole Dem opposition research firm could do. 

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The New York Times, which has been uncharacteristically reliable in targeting of Hillary Clinton’s conflicts of interest, reasserted its reputation as being of no more use than your typical crossword puzzle book today by claiming that Republican Presidential contender Marco Rubio may be unfit to be President because he has a lot of speeding tickets.

Also, his wife, who is not running for office, has a lot of speeding tickets. Between them, they have seventeen speeding tickets

*faints*
 
Senator Marco Rubio has been in a hurry to get to the top, rising from state legislator to United States senator in the span of a decade and now running for president at age 44.
 
But politics is not the only area where Mr. Rubio, a Republican from Florida, has an affinity for the fast track. He and his wife, Jeanette, have also shown a tendency to be in a rush on the road.
 
According to a search of the Miami-Dade and Duval County court dockets, the Rubios have been cited for numerous infractions over the years for incidents that included speeding, driving through red lights and careless driving. A review of records dating back to 1997 shows that the couple had a combined 17 citations: Mr. Rubio with four and his wife with 13. On four separate occasions they agreed to attend remedial driving school after a violation.
It’s a good thing that, when you’re President, they provide you with a driver.
 
Let’s be clear here. This is not some one-off snarky commentary on the Times’ horse race blog. This is an in-depth article that details every single speeding ticket Marco Rubio has ever received in his 44 years. The Times breathlessly reports that his, shall we say, need for speed, predates his political career – at least one of the tickets was obtained when he was 22 years old! Ten years later, at the ripe old age of 32 our menace of the Florida roadway was caught speeding a second time. And then – horror – he was allowed back on the road only to make a rolling stop while turning right on a red light in his beige Buick. And then, in 2012, just as his Presidential ambitions were reaching their peak, and his career in higher office was taking shape, he rolled through a stop sign. 
 
He is basically history’s greatest monster.
 
Mrs. Rubio is basically even worse. At one point, she even hired a lawyer, who is sort of a Floridian Saul Goodman, to help her fight her traffic tickets, because, and this is made abundantly clear by the Times, Mrs. Rubio has absolutely no respect for authority. Or something. Oddly, the campaign offered no comment on the matter. Not that they should offer comment. It’s just that the Times apparently cared enough to call and the campaign hung up before the reporter could hear them laughing through the phone.
 
I suppose the good news is that this is coming out now. Heaven knows how badly it could damage Marco Rubio were this to come out in October of 2016, when he was just a hair’s breadth from the Presidency. 
 
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