When a politician’s biography includes a heartwarming American Dream story of hardship followed by success, you can expect to hear about it ad nauseam. John Edwards was the son of a mill worker. Barack Obama was raised by a single mom and his grandparents. Rick Perry was the son of tenant farmers. And so on. Adorable Florida senator/soon-to-be vice-presidential candidate Marco Rubio has a story that can top them all. He’s often talked emotionally of how his parents fled Cuba when Fidel Castro took power, and came to America, a land of freedom. And that’s why Marco Rubio loves America more than anyone alive today. Unfortunately, it’s not true, according to a Washington Post investigation.
Eh, so what. That’s still a moving story, isn’t it? Maybe his parents didn’t flee a dictator, but they didZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Marco Rubio’s compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show [WP]