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BREAKING: Marco Rubio And His Wife Have Gotten A Bunch Of Traffic Tickets

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How can Marco Rubio steer the ship of state if he can’t even steer his own car? Etc.

The intrepid Alan Rappeport and Steve Eder, NYT:

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.

Mr. Rubio’s troubles behind the wheel predate his days in politics. In 1997, when he was cited for careless driving by a Florida Highway Patrol officer, he was fined and took voluntary driving classes. A dozen years later, in 2009, he was ticketed for speeding on a highway in Duval County and found himself back in driver improvement school.

This is damning evidence indeed. Even if, as the great Glenn Reynolds reminds us:

Hey, if Jeanette Rubio wanted her husband to ever become President of the United States, she shouldn’t have gotten so many traffic tickets. If you vote for him, even with this new knowledge, you are a misogynist or something.

And in case you’re wondering: Over the time period investigated by the heroic journalists of the Grey Lady, Hillary Clinton received zero traffic tickets. That’s because she hasn’t driven a car since 1996.

Nice try, teabaggers!

P.S. The NYT is just David Brock’s steno pool.