[Ed. – Is that a “thing” in Florida?]
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), the chair of the Democratic National Committee, called Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) “a prune wrapped in tinsel” today in an attempt to rebut the suggestion that he makes a “fresh” contrast with Hillary Clinton.
“When you have a prune that’s wrapped in tinsel, it doesn’t make it fresh and new, it makes it something old wrapped in prettier, shinier packaging,” Wasserman Schultz said Monday, per Saint Peter’s Blog.
The DNC chair couldn’t help but criticize Rubio in ways that could backfire on Clinton, as when she said he’d been “a self-interested and opportunistic politician throughout his whole career.”
Of course, some of Clinton’s supporters would like to ban such critiques of their candidate, so much so that they warned a New York Times reporter not to describe her as “ambitious.”