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Friday, February 8, 2013

Rubio, Religion, and Captain America

Time's cover story on Senator Marco Rubio has a provocative headline:

Though the story is generally favorable, it creates a problem for Rubio.  Time has a liberal editorial bent, and each side of the spectrum is suspicious of praise from the other.  And the "savior" language may strike some Christians as borderline blasphemy.  So Rubio has a very effective and clever response:

Rubio seems to have adapted this line from the 2012 film The Avengers.
Black Widow: These guys come from legend. They're basically gods.
Captain America: There's only one God, ma'am, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that.