You Know Marco Rubio's In Trouble When...
Reported by Ellen - October 21, 2011 -
...A post about Rubio having "embellished" the truth about his family's emigration from Cuba is the top story on Fox Nation. Of course, there are two refutations immediately underneath it. UPDATED with more trouble for Rubio.
The rather damning Washington Post article states:
The supposed flight of Rubio’s parents has been at the core of the young senator’s political identity, both before and after his stunning tea-party-propelled victory in last year’s Senate election. Rubio — now considered a prospective 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate and a possible future presidential contender — mentions his parents in the second sentence of the official biography on his Senate Web site. It says that Mario and Oriales Rubio “came to America following Fidel Castro’s takeover.” And the 40-year-old senator with the boyish smile and prom-king good looks has drawn on the power of that claim to entrance audiences captivated by the rhetorical skills of one of the more dynamic stump speakers in modern American politics..
The real story of his parents’ migration appears to be a more conventional immigrant narrative, a couple who came to the United States seeking a better life. In the year they arrived in Florida, the future Marxist dictator was in Mexico plotting a quixotic return to Cuba
You can read the complete Washington Post report on Rubio's falsehoods here.
UPDATE: Alan Colmes noted that the birthers are after Rubio, too. However, that claim looks rather flimsy.