15 August 2007

It's a Cuba Thing

A little more Cubanophobia from the Sunshine State:

The Florida House Speaker, Marco Rubio, removed assemblyman Bob Allen from the Energy Committee, which he had chaired, and the Environment and Natural Resources Council saying his fellow Republican can no longer effectively represent his constituents while he faces a prostitution charge.

Allen, R-Merritt Island, was charged with misdemeanor solicitation for prostitution after allegedly offering an undercover officer $20 to perform oral sex July 11 at a Titusville park, police said.

An audiotape indicates he told Titusville Assistant Police Chief John Lau that he felt intimidated by a "stocky black guy" in the park's restroom and thought the man, an undercover officer, and other "stocky black guys" were going to rob him.

The NAACP is asking Allen to explain.

Not satisfied with his recent indiscretions, Allen had this to say about Rubio's actions:

In Cuba, that’s where you are charged by police, wrapped up and sent off as guilty without a trial,”

“That’s a Cuba thing, something Fidel Castro does.”

It's a Redneck thing...I guess


Anonymous said...

I didn't see the quote you have at the bottom in the article. Maybe I missed it. Anyway, his word choice was poor. I hate when anyone who is charged with a crime compares our legal system to those of countries where it's truly atrocious (ie Cuba, Iran, North Korea, etc). Rubio made the right call in removing Allen from the assignment. If he comes off clean, he can come back in. Till then, any cloud hanging over the committee could damage it. Rubio was dead on.

El Gusano said...

thanks for pointing that out Matt. Diffirent article. Fixed.