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.
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.
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.
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.