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Monday, June 07, 2010

Marco Rubio gets a flag pin

As I and many others have noted previously, former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin wears a lapel pin consisting of the American and Israeli flags.

Now, another young Republican politician has taken to wearing the same kind of pin. He's 39-year old Marco Rubio, the Republican candidate for Senate from Florida. This is from John Hinderaker's account of his interview with Rubio.
I haven't been so impressed by a candidate in a long time. Rubio is young (39 or 40), dynamic, articulate and above all a principled, hard-hitting conservative. He talks about free enterprise with a conviction born of the immigrant experience. In our interview, I think his first sentence included the words "American exceptionalism." In foreign policy, he is an unabashed advocate for American power. Today he was wearing a lapel pin with crossed American and Israeli flags; I asked him about the Gaza flotilla episode. His assessment of the real purpose of the "peace" flotilla was blunt and accurate. In general, he answers questions with the clarity of a man who is saying what he really thinks.
Here's hoping that Rubio wins.


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