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June 09, 2015

NYT Reveals that Marco Rubio Once Spent $80,000 on a "Luxury Speedboat"
Update: "Luxury Speedboat" in Question is a Nice, but Hardly Luxe, Fishing Boat

American Bridge is writing all of the NYT's content now.

For years, Senator Marco Rubio struggled under the weight of student debt, mortgages and an extra loan against the value of his home totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. But in 2012, financial salvation seemed to have arrived: A publisher paid him $800,000 to write a book about growing up as the son of Cuban immigrants.

In speeches, Mr. Rubio, a Florida Republican, spoke of his prudent plan for using the cash to finally pay off his law school loans, expressing relief that he no longer owed "a lady named Sallie Mae," as he once called the lender.

But at the same time, he splurged on an extravagant purchase: $80,000 for a luxury speedboat, state records show. At the time, Mr. Rubio confided to a friend that it was a potentially inadvisable outlay that he could not resist. The 24-foot boat, he said, fulfilled a dream.

The New York Times contacted a random financial advisor with absolutely no skin in this game to weigh in on Rubio's purchase. "Irresponsible," the financial advisor said of spending $80,000 of an $800,000 book advance windfall.

Turns out that that completely random financial advisor is a 2008 donor to Barack Obama.


Oh, and now Politico, of all people, corrects the New York Times.

In their last hit piece, the New York Times claimed that Rubio was drawing tickets (at the rate of one every 4.5 years) in his "SUV."

Well, that "SUV" turned out to be a pick-up truck -- the all-American Ford F-150.

And what of Marco Rubio's "luxury speedboat"?

It's a fucking fishing boat.

Maybe the NYT should just come out and say what it's clearly implying: the Cuban-American Rubio has flashy Latin tastes and an improbably large pile of cocaine on his desk.

Ju get da money, ju get da power.
Ju get da power, ju get South Carolina

Update: The New York Times is trying two different tacts: Either Rubio's too rich, or not rich enough.

He doesn't have the perfect level of wealth, like Hillary Clinton.

“The attack from The Times is just the latest in their continued hits against Marco and his family,” said Rubio’s communication director Alex Conant. “First The New York Times attacked Marco over traffic tickets, and ow they think he doesn’t have enough money. Of course if he was worth millions, The Times would then attack him for being too rich like they did to Mitt Romney.”

The Times pointed to Rubio’s boat purchase and his family lease of a $50,000 Audi, as well as multiple housing purchases, suggesting that the Senator was irresponsible with money.

A $50,000 car is not extravagant. But I guess the Obama-donating financial advisor the NYT contacted thinks it is.

Related: You know who really does spend extravagantly?

Barack Obama-- in case anyone at the New York Times cares.

And Obama's spending taxpayer money (some of his own, mostly ours) for his extravagant jet-setting.

And Hillary is spending "charity" money.

But sure, let's drill down on Rubio's flying superboat.

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