It’s so easy to gloss over the exchange between Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush during the last Republican debate, when Rubio defended himself against Bush’s attack on his voting record in the Senate.
Bush was reminded that he never complained about John McCain’s Senate voting record during the 2008 campaign for the presidency.
So many folks chalked up the encounter to a neat “gotcha” comeback for Rubio. It should be likened to an eight-year-old getting caught stealing a candy bar at the check-out counter in a grocery store.
When confronted, Rubio’s response was, “Big deal! Everybody does it.” Well, it is a “big deal.”
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Intentionally shirking your duty to your constituents is fundamentally immoral, regardless of party affiliation, and is irrelevant to the notion that everybody else does it.
Charles E. Hannemann, Palmetto Bay