Make us your home page

The Buzz

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Obama: 'Tell your boy (Marco) to watch it. He might get his a-- kicked.'



One of the nuggets from the latest Politico e-book about the Obama campaign:

...Obama’s trash-talking competitiveness, a trait that has defined him since his days on the court as a basketball-obsessed teenager in Hawaii, was on display one night last February, when the president spotted a woman he knew was close to Sen. Marco Rubio in a Florida hotel lobby. “Is your boy going to go for [vice president]?” the president asked her. Maybe, she replied.

“Well,” he said, chuckling, according to a person who witnessed the encounter. “Tell your boy to watch it. He might get his ass kicked.”...

Obama at a Florida hotel in February? That would be the Biltmore in Coral Gables. And assuming the POTUS wasn't trash talking Rubio to Jeb Bush, the most likely Republican pal of Marco Rubio who would rub shoulders with Obama at the Biltmore would be the talented Ana Navarro.

[Last modified: Monday, August 20, 2012 4:44pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours