Does Senator Marco Rubio have something to hide that's much darker than whipping out the bong?
Sen. Marco Rubio played coy Monday morning when a panel moderator asked him if he'd ever smoked pot. The question came at a National Journal event in Miami on improving outcomes for the nation's community-college students after the topic turned to a ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana in his state.
Rubio said he never answers that question, for two reasons:
"If I tell you that I haven't, you won't believe me. If I tell you that I did, then kids will look up to me and say, 'Well, I can smoke marijuana, because look how he made it.' "
Rubio said when he was teen he "made dumb decisions as is." He didn't need the help of marijuana or alcohol to do that, he said. When teens make bad decisions, it can affect them for the rest of their lives, he said.Whether he smoked marijuana as a young person: "At this point, it's irrelevant," Rubio said.
First of all, if you tell us you didn't smoke pot then just say so. Secondly, I doubt any teenagers even think about you let alone hold you high on a pedestal as a role model of behavior. That's narcissistic and arrogant, to say the least. Why wouldn't I or anyone else believe you? We're not living in the 1950's anymore, Marco, and your poll numbers as being the 2016 Republican presidential candidate took a huge nosedive in 2013, so why not try to appeal to the Rand Paul demographic of voters? Plus, there have been numerous other pretty powerful politicians that admitted as much.
Your answer suggests to me that if you're uncomfortable admitting you smoked weed because you did many other really dumb things then I have to wonder if you committed any crimes as a teenager?
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