13 Jan Forget Rubio’s Bootgate. Let’s Talk About Christie’s Fishing Shoes
Baseball has the dog days of August.
In politics, the months before the first primaries drag forever, too. Candidates, campaign staffers and reporters grow increasingly tired of each other as the new-car smell wears off of those campaign buses.
That’s why The Auditor isn’t surprised by stories like “Bootgate,” the New York Times sizzler that blew the heels off of Marco Rubio’s Florsheims this week. It started with a simple tweet about those shiny things on his feet, prompting others in the GOP presidential crowd to kick in with snarky comments.
The Times got the scoop on the stack-heeled ankle boots in what it admitted was one of the “weirder firestorms” to engulf the 2016 campaign. Confronted Thursday, Rubio protested — if only a little. He seemed to question all the fuss, then hinted that his stacked-heel specials would make a comeback, presumably to dominate all discussion of fashion in Campaign 2016.