AlerNet reports that, at a town hall meeting at St. Anselm College today [Nov. 4 2015], Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio was asked to name three non-politicians with whom he’d like to have a beer. Here’s his answer:
Rubio replied that he would like to have this beer with football legend Dan Marino, Russian chess prodigy Gary Kasparov, and Malala Yousafzai.
The first two are acceptable answers. The third is odd, considering that Malala — the famed Pakistani girls’ education activist — is both underage and Muslim. She also happens to be a socialist, something Rubio probably doesn’t approve of.
If Rubio is vying to be the president of the United States, he should probably try to avoid these sort of diplomatic faux pas, before he starts asking for a ham sandwich with Benjamin Netanyahu.