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Marco who?



Marco Incoming Speaker of the House Marco Rubio, R-Miami, dutifully attended the Hurricanes-Seminoles game Monday evening.


But getting in was a slight problem. The Honda SUV he was in idled before a parking lot on 14th Avenue, just feet from the Orange Bowl, as an attendant scanned a rain-soaked list for his name. “Should I let in a Marco Rubio?” she asked someone on her cell.

“He’s Marco Rubio, you have to let him in,” said an aide for Skip Campbell, who waited behind Rubio in his white Infinity SUV. A Jim Davis volunteer added context, informing the woman that Rubio is soon to be one of the most powerful people in the Florida Legislature. In went the Honda.

Rubio hopped out, smiling and self-deprecating. (click on image to enlarge) "I needed Jim Davis and Skip Campbell to help me get into the parking lot?  Maybe I need to run statewide."

Only a matter of time, Buzz thinks.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:43pm]


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