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Rubio's expensive trip to the barber

Images Among the charges former House Speaker Marco Rubio put on his Republican Party of Florida credit card: a $133.75 trip to an upscale barber shop in downtown Miami, Churchills, on Nov. 18, 2006.

Churchill's Deluxe Shave  $25- Just Relax and Enjoy! Applying Pre-Shave Oil and Steaming Hot Towels will soften any tough beard.  Hot Shaving Lather follows from our classic Campbells Lather King. Our Master Barbers' talented hands will "carefully" guide a Straight Razor Blade across your whiskers. Ahhh! To keep your skin nice and soft, moisturizers and Cold Towels will be applied. Just like the good 'ol days...

It's unclear what services Rubio received.

Rubio says he sent money to American Express for all personal charges, and the trip to the barber was not reported by the Republican Party of Florida as an expense. But the question remains, why did Rubio put it on the card in the first place?

Other charges on the card during Rubio's tenure as House Speaker in 2007 and 2008:

$761.54 at a Costco in Miami  on Dec. 31, 2006

$24.61 and $36.75 for meals at an IHOP in Miami

$128 and $53.66 at the Museum of Natural History in New York on Dec. 10, 2006.

$116.78 at  Ellen's Stardust Diner in New York on the same day

$10.50 at the AMC Sunset Place movie theater in Miami

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Rubio Needs to Apologize

Rubio used the Party credit card as a personal slush fund. This is a crime. It is also a betrayal.

He is obvious not quite what he appears to be.

In any event, he needs to apologize.

Leadership

What silly stuff...now back to the real issues...

AA

This is what this campaign is going to be about? Governor Crist has done zero over a 4 year span as leader of the State. He offers no solutions to the unemployment and budget problems facing the State and while he was way ahead in the polls acted in the most arrogant way possible. Now the tortoise has caught and passed the hare. Let’s examine facts; where is the “Gotcha” item on Rubio’s AMEX? Personal items where paid for by him personally. Will the same be said for Greer or Johnson or another that had use of an AMEX? Rubio raised over 12 million dollars for the party and spent $110,000 on the card, of which the vast majority was spent helping raise the $12 million dollars to help Republicans. Money that ended being spent by party directors of lavish trips, dining, drinking and Lord knows what else. If the Governor wants this to be about “skeletons in the closet”…..be careful…..Mr. Outrage!

Governor this election has been about the direction “our” country should take. For the last two months you have done everything to make this campaign about smearing a decent person. This campaign should be about the record and nothing more. You stood with Obama and stimulus, own up to it…..you wrote a letter to the President endorsing the stimulus, (very different from accepting the money), you betrayed Giuliani after committing to supporting him, you have governed by polling and being a populist, you’re in bed with big gaming after you stated you where anti-gaming and you disrespected President Bush when he came to Florida, because it was more politically convenient to run the other way!! Charlie, you have spent your life running for office and never fulfilling a term that we the voters entrusted you with. You wanted to be VIP and now Senator…..it seems like you want to run as fast as you can to get out of Florida. WHY?

Next week starts the most important legislative session for Governor Crist, will he stand by and watch and pray the legislature bails him out? Or will he engage and promote (lead) on issues that are important to the residents of the State of Florida? Unemployment, Medicaid, Education, etc… The time has come for real debate on the direction of our State and our nation.

South Florida Lawyers

I love Churchill's, but it's pretty hard to spend $125 there unless you are also buying some grooming aids, shampoo etc.

eve isk

No one can degrade us except ourselves; that if we are worthy, no influence can defeat us.

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