Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s shiny boots were made for “talkin” – up a storm on social media and, of course, the campaign trail.
In a quirky set of events, seems a Twitter post by a New York Times reporter about Rubio’s “shiny, stack-heeled ankle boots” has made, well, news.
Sen. Ted Cruz’s communications director “tweeted” back, “A Vote for Marco Rubio Is a Vote for Men’s High-Heeled Booties.” Of course, Cruz is known for proudly sporting cowboy boots. His footwear was prominently displayed during that recent controversial campaign commercial featuring his daughters.
For now, the focus has shifted from what female candidates (Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina) are wearing to men’s styles. FYI, Rubio’s campaign told Politico that the boots came from Florsheim, which the Times judged to be the Duke style at a cost of $135.
When he’s not teasing a Batavia native whom he believes is a diehard Mets fan, comedian Jerry Seinfeld tries to take a drive for coffee with the president of the United States.
For anyone who may have missed it, Seinfeld’s online series season opener “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” featured a hilarious trip around a small section of the White House grounds in the coolest 1963 Corvette Stingray.
Seinfeld and his passenger, President Obama, were not permitted to leave the premises for security reasons. Instead, the two men grabbed coffee in a cafeteria setting where the president offered his opinion on a variety of topics, most having to do with, well, in the end not much.
“I always wanted to be in a show about nothing,” Obama mused … we’ll leave that right here.
Buffalo gained a new booster this week as Katie Couric, the global news anchor at Yahoo News, came to town as part of her series on cities on the rise.
The former “CBS Evening News” anchor and co-host of the “Today” show came to Buffalo on Tuesday for what is expected to be the first of six 10-minute pieces looking at rebounding cities. The Buffalo segment is scheduled to be shown on Friday.
What Couric found is a city with a renewed sense of confidence. But what she went away with is the same thing virtually everyone does after discovering that Buffalo is more than its Rust Belt reputation suggests to those who have never had the chance to visit: This is a great American place.
Then, again, all the help in the world won’t undo the stupid factor that some Buffalo Bills fans can’t resist putting on public display.
It’s a chronic problem, the most recent example of which may be the worst yet, at least in recent history: A fan set himself on fire by jumping onto a burning table in a parking lot.
Worse, video of the certifiable behavior went viral over social media, and it’s not the only thing: public urination, sexual displays and drunken antics have also helped saddle Bills fans – and by association, Buffalo – with a reputation that is worse, even, than that of the Bills, themselves.