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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-23-12 12:08 PM
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Breaking: Marco Rubio's regional director arrested in Lee County, FL on battery charge
Interestingly, there are no details available because no police report has been released. How convenient for Mr. Rubio in keeping this under the radar.

January 22, 2012 at 9:52 p.m
Naples Daily News

Michael James Brennan
(Photo via Naples News)

The Southwest Florida regional director for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) was arrested on battery charges in Lee County this weekend.

Michael J. Brennan, of the 1400 block of Bellino Terrace, Bonita Springs, was arrested Saturday morning by Lee deputies at the Quality Inn Suites on Indian Paint Lane.

The 39 year old is facing a misdemeanor battery charge. He was released Saturday afternoon after posting $1,000 bond.

In a written statement, a spokesperson for Sen. Rubio said, "We take these charges very seriously and are disturbed about the incident. We are monitoring the situation and are awaiting further details."

There are no further details as an arrest report is not available at this time.


So, Mr. Rubio. We're watching. Whatcha gonna do?

(Via ABC News)

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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-23-12 06:10 PM
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1. beyond the fact of, sounds like a great guy!, we all know we're looking at the GOP's 2012 or 2016
Vice Prez candidate. And, from the looks of it, they surely are thinking about a 1-2 punch in guaranteeing a win an easy win in FL with a Bush-Rubio ticket in 2016 regardless of what 2012 brings (a certain loss for the GOP, imo!)

Get it now, or one of a million other designs!

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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-23-12 10:16 PM
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2. Rubio's regional director 'rolled up his wife inside a carpet and punched and kicked her.'
Now from Kelli Kennedy at the Miami Herald:

January 23, 2012

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A regional director for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio resigned Monday after his arrest days earlier on a domestic battery charge, accused by his wife of rolling her up in a carpet and punching and kicking her, according to the arrest report.


Lee County deputies showed up at Michael and Kelly Brennan's apartment Friday after she called 911 during an argument and then hung up. Kelly Brennan's elbow was swollen with spots of dried blood and she was visibly upset, according to the arrest report.

Kelly Brennan said in the report that her husband pushed her and she fell on top of a carpet in the garage. She claims he rolled her up in the carpet "as if I was dead or something" and kicked and punched the carpet with her inside, according to the report.

Kelly Brennan said she unrolled herself from the carpet and confronted her husband. He then allegedly pushed her against the wall, injuring her elbow, according to deputies. Deputies said they found blood on the wall consistent with her story.


According to the article-- married for 7 years; children slept nearby; Mrs. Brennan refused medical treatment and declined to press charges; Mr. Brennan was released on $1000 bond; his statement to police in his arrest record was redacted.

And Mr. Rubio's spokesman states that Mr. Brennan is "on administrative leave pending an internal investigation" by Rubio's office.

Unfortunately, Rubio is not big on accountability for one of his own.

Give it a few days. This guy will be back on the job for Rubio.

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