The New York Times has one of the most talked-about stories on the Web this morning revealing that GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio and his wife have had 17 traffic tickets over the years.
The presidential candidate, it is revealed in the 3rd paragraph, has had 4 tickets since 1997. His wife, in a serious blow to Allstate Insurance’s annoying “women are good drivers” commercial, has had 13.
Let’s do the math: 4 tickets over 17 years is on ticket every 4.25 years. According to statisticbrain.com, there are 41 million speeding tickets written each year vs. about 196 million Americans. Which means that Mr. Rubio’s record is not really out of the ordinary. (For the record, I’ve received 3 speeding tickets while operating a car since 1992 and one ticket for running a stop sign—on a bicycle.)
However, I think it’s clear that Mrs. Rubio is not a very good driver. And the Times is sexist for pointing that out.
All of this also compares to Hillary Clinton not having driven an automobile since the early ’90s.
As Redstate.com points out, the real news here is that Marco Rubio doesn’t have a “do you know who I am?” tendency.
Of course, the kicker to all of this is that records show that the Rubios’ traffic tickets were pulled last week by a Democratic opposition research firm. The fact that they were provided these records by Democrats does not appear in the Times report.
Remember, the mainstream media is nothing more than Democrats with bylines.