House Speaker Marco Rubio has updated his Facebook page quite a bit since this blogger wrote about it one month ago here. The conservative Republican's favorite movies include R-rated hits Pulp Fiction and Wedding Crashers.
Rubio has an impressively long list of 711 friends, though he's still "a Republican with 0 beliefs."
Here's his response to Miami Herald columnist Fred Grimm's take on his new job at FIU:
"If you are looking for proof that the mainstream media is losing any objectivity, please read this column. Mr. Grimm ignores the fact that my salary is being paid mostly by private funds. He blames me personally for budget cuts at FIU (ignoring the fact that we are living in the worst budget conditions in the HISTORY of Florida). Of course he doesn't offer any ideas about where we could have gotten the money to increase funding for universities (especially since we had over $5 BILLION LESS than the year before). He even reads Professor Hauptli's mind!
"I do not take this personal. It comes with the territory. But these guys (especially the Miami Herald for some reason), see every story as an opportunity to spin to the negative. By the way, Mr Grimm never called me for my side of the story! Anyway, I am proud and excited about my new assignment."