Friday, February 10, 2012

Marco Rubio: still telling stale jokes

As he addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference, Marco Rubio stood by a teleprompter while he ribbed President Obama about using a Teleprompter. Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times

The photo above is from a Feb. 2010 post on the New York Times political blog.

Back then, the Times' Adam Nagourney wrote,
[Rubio] offered a riff on why it was such a good thing that Washington was shut down by a snowstorm last week. “And the president couldn’t find anywhere to set up a teleprompter to announce new taxes,” he said to laughter.

(There's a nice compilation Rubio and other Republicans telling their 2010 CPAC teleprompter jokes by on YouTube.)

Fast forward two years. The Conservative Political Action Conference is again taking place in Washington.

And they're still telling the same, stale jokes.

Yesterday, Rubio spoke to the CPAC gathering - and wouldn't you know it - The Republican Boy Wonder Son of Exiles opened with another knee slapping, Obama teleprompter joke. (Video here.)

Standing at the podium before two teleprompters, Rubio unfolded a piece of paper and said, "So, I wrote a little speech here..I brought it. I apologize. You know it's hard to get a teleprompter in this town. There's a guy who uses a lot of them." Yuck, yuck!

Question for Senator Rubio: How can you be trusted trust you to come up with new ideas for running the country when you can't even come up with a fresh joke after two years?

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