So Marco Rubio, Republican presidential candidate, got four traffic tickets in the past 18 years.
News? The New York Times thought so, in a blog post that also dinged his wife, Jeanette, for her 13 infractions in the same period.
But what’s news in New York — where subways and taxis rule, and it’s next to madness to get behind a steering wheel — is a yawner in Florida, where four tickets in 18 years makes you, if not a model driver, at least a pretty typical one.
“This is something that humanizes politicians,” said J.C. Planas, an elections attorney and former state representative who served with Rubio in the Legislature but supports presidential rival Jeb Bush. “We’ve all gotten tickets!”