Marco Rubio watched as a piece of legislation that he was excited about passing went down in flames after he failed to catch a small typo that changed one of the numbers in the bill. The Senate wouldn’t let him change it since the legislation had already been brought to the floor, so he was left seething and bitter as the rest of the chamber snickered at him. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what happened.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced