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Rubio’s $133.75 barber shop bill wasn’t charged to GOP, spokesman says

by George Bennett | February 25th, 2010

Of the approximately $125,00 in expenses former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio put on a Republican Party of Florida-issued American Express card between 2006 and 2008, perhaps the most chatter today surrounded a $133.75 bill at an upscale Miami barber shop.

While the expense showed up on the Republican AmEx, Rubio paid the tab at Churchill’s Barber Shop himself and never charged it to the state GOP, a Rubio spokesman Alex Burgos said today.

Still, the expenditure generated the kind of tonsorial attention lavished on Bill Clinton for his Christophe-administered Air Force One clip job in 1993 or John “Two Americas” Edwards for his $400 coiffures during the 2008 presidential campaign.

“An expensive haircut, it looks like,” said Gov. Charlie Crist, who’s running against Rubio in a nationally watched GOP Senate primary.

MSNBC political guru Chuck Todd mentioned the haircut — and Crist’s campaign circulated the clip to reporters.

“I don’t think that $133 spa visit was meant to influence elections,” U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston said.

Even Palm Beach County GOP Chairman Sid Dinerstein brought up the haircut while defending Rubio.

“The issues in the country are way greater than who got a haircut.,” said Dinerstein, who’s officially neutral in the Crist-Rubio primary and said he saw “nothing egregious” in Rubio’s American Express bills.

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6 Responses to “Rubio’s $133.75 barber shop bill wasn’t charged to GOP, spokesman says”

  1. Breaking News Says:

    How many tannings has the RPOF paid for for CharLIE Crist? This is getting good.
    Greer’s nose is tan, Oh, that’s not really tan, he’s had his nose up CharLIE’s butt.

  2. american patriot Says:

    Rubio seems to think he is entitled to only the best.
    I get my 12 dollar hair cut at great clips.
    I must be a real scum bag.
    Rubio is like a Woman and has to go to the spa to get his hair done, ah ha ha ha

    Gees would my friends make fun of that dude. I’m sure he’s scared of his own shadow.

    Wait, Rubio must be one of those METRO SEXUALS like Charlie Christ with his perfect hair and massive REPUBLICAN TAN.

    With a Hair cut that cost that much he must be awfully pretty.

    I hope Tiger did’nt get him to.

    Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    Political Losers

  3. caterpillar brows Says:

    NO to Meeks. Meeks=taxing and spending.

    You get a democrat in and he will vote with everything Obama wants.

    Cuts in Medicare
    Using Social Security money to pay for healthcare (the lockbox is open..AGAIN)
    Let lawyers keep their $20 billion in Tort percentages
    And the dreaded “R” word..seek REVENUE…meaning TAXATION.

  4. Comparison Says:

    Your choice of the two criminals to compare Marcl with was excellent. However, the location of Marco’s picture should have been in the middle of these two. Not that MNcarco Rubio is perfect because we know he’s not but, had you put his picture in between Clinton and Edwards he may have at lease had the same placing as did Jesus on the cross. Jesus was located right between two criminals. Clearly you chose two criminals of the lowest character to compare a man too who has never been accused or charged with violation of law or even worse violation of the most sacred human acts. (Distruction of his own family!)
    Politics has become a sick business. The media should be made to get off their lazy butt’s and get and report the truth. Not rumors and BS that destroy peoples lives.

  5. theloneconsumer Says:

    The $3000 in airplane overbilling by Rubio dwarfs in comparison to Rothstein’s stolen money contributions to Crist, and the Crist campaign saying that the old checking account was closed, and Crist has no intention of reimbursing the money.
    The money his campaign reimbursed lately was for the current campaign in the $100,000′s.
    We are up to three “indicted” crooks who gave money to the Charlie Crist campaigns in the last 4 years, and there is that $78,000 “Pregnant chad” (Crist Atty General-supposed case fixing payment) that the FBI has not identified who got the money, from the Mendehlson indictment…
    As Atty General,there were several reviews & RICO investigations that were settled pennies to the dollar or dismissed. And the Tenet health care, 15 years of hospital financial overbilling for South Fla hospitals
    ($1 Billion lawsuit settled with 4 other NEW DOJ’s nationwide for $7 million) that marks a performance issue.
    You might say that Rubio is not all those things that the Teaparty represents. Fair enough. But you can look at the last 4-8 years, and say to Crist, “What have you done for me LATELY?” And you have empty change purse for Floridians. Like having us vote on tax ammendment chenges insulates Crist from leadership.
    I will take my chances with “buy at Chick fil’a” spender Rubio who actually has supported a wife and children and embodies a wholesome image.

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