Sunday, January 10, 2016

"Grotesque"


That's how Marco Rubio characterizes Sean Penn's interview with Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, published Saturday in Rolling Stone.

If one of these American actors who have benefited from the greatness of this country, who have made money from our free enterprise system, want to go fawn all over a criminal and a drug trafficker in their interviews, they have a Constitutional right to do it ... I find it grotesque.

OK, so maybe that's not completely unfair.

On the other hand, I don't see where Rubio really has the standing to offer such a judgment. After all, he's running for the top slot in a much larger criminal enterprise than El Chapo operates, and doing so on a platform that calls both for killing a LOT more people than El Chapo is credited with killing, and for stealing a LOT more money from a LOT more Americans for his pet projects than El Chapo ever earned by selling desirable products to willing customers.

If there's any aspect in which Marco Rubio is El Chapo's moral superior, I'm unaware of it.

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