Rubio Won't Say Whether He Inhaled
Says it's a darned-if-you-say-you-did-darned-if-you-say-you-didn't question
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2014 1:17 PM CDT
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., pauses before speaking during a luncheon program at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, May 13, 2014.   (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

(Newser) – Did Marco Rubio ever smoke pot? The Florida senator has an answer for that one, and it is a decided non-answer, reports Politico: "Here’s the problem with that question in American politics: If you say you did, suddenly there are all these people saying ‘Well, it’s not a big deal, look at all these successful people who did it,'" Rubio said in an interview with Politics Confidential, adding that a parent once complained that his son said he didn't need good grades to be successful after Rubio's admission that he was a poor student. "On the other side of it," Rubio continued, "if you tell people that you didn’t, they won’t believe you."

So the 2016 contender is sticking with his position on pot, and not his experience with it: "I don’t want my kids to smoke marijuana, and I don’t want other people’s kids to smoke marijuana. I think there’s no responsible way to recreationally use marijuana."

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May 20, 2014 10:01 AM CDT
He should come clean and admit he did smoke pot, even if he never did. It would account for his stupidity and lapse of memory on the topics he discusses.
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May 20, 2014 9:26 AM CDT
the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13 his book "American Son" should be changed to "Freedom Denying Nazi Son" 1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy...#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion Untaxed "any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death" - cali secret 420 from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new 20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary....nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol...not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride… Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade Deaths by Guns: Millions Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever...they are killing my American family while denying freedom love and freedom forever, changing Florida Mr. Rubio AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33
May 20, 2014 8:27 AM CDT
I hope he runs for, would LOVE to see him crucified over this: "n October 2011, the St. Petersburg Times and The Washington Post reported that Rubio's previous statements that his parents were forced to leave Cuba in 1959, after Fidel Castro came to power, were incorrect as they had in fact left Cuba in 1956 during the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. According to The Washington Post, Rubio's "embellishments" resonate with many voters in Florida, who would not be as impressed by his family being economic migrants seeking a better life in the U.S. instead of political refugeesfrom a communist regime.[7] Rubio responded: "The real essence of my family's story is not about the date" PS: Father Rubio was an illegal immigrant... The irony could crush a whale.