At Tampabay dot com, Bill Maxwell examines Marco Rubio’s self-serving myth-making.
Maxwell does not mince words; he minces Rubio. A snippet (follow the link for the full deal):
The 41-year-old junior senator has made himself the protagonist, the shinning star, of an instant American myth. Forget that the major event of the narrative — told in the autobiography on Rubio’s Senate website — never happened. Rubio claims that his parents, Mario and Oriales Rubio, had fled Cuba after Fidel Castro installed communist rule. Immigration records show that Rubio’s parents came to the United States in 1956 (three years before Castro won power–ed.).
The core of Rubio’s political identity is false. How, then, does he rationalize his allusion to the heroism and sacrifice of exile in his memoir’s title?
“Exile is not a time frame,” he told USA Today. “Exile is an experience. . . .”
Let us translate that last paragraph.
Hmmmmm. How about, “Because I said so, Bub”?
Also, pigs fly, because I say they do.