Teabagger Marco Rubio, who’s looking like a lock to win the Florida Republican primary against Charlie Crist, has some explaining to do:
Rubio billed the party for more than $100,000 during the two years he served as House speaker, according to credit card statements obtained by The Miami Herald and St. Petersburg Times. The charges included repairs to the family minivan, grocery bills, plane tickets for his wife, and purchases from retailers ranging from a wine store near his home to Apple’s on-line store. Rubio also charged the party for dozens of meals during the annual lawmaking session in Tallahassee, even though he received taxpayer subsidies for his meals.
Rubio is now the target of an IRS investigation. I’m sure this will turn out fine, since the IRS isn’t part of the constitution, and James Madison believed that politicians can use their party American Express card to fix dents in the family minivan.