Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Thirsty Sen. Marco Rubio makes waves with awkward grab for water

  Rubio's response was meant to be the moment that propelled him into the national spotlight. But with his awkward reach for a bottle of Poland Spring water, he made headlines for all the wrong reasons



























 Marco Rubio pauses during his rebuttal speech for a drink of bottled water.

ABC News

Marco Rubio pauses during his rebuttal speech for a drink of bottled water.

Thirsty for attention? Or just thirsty?
Sen. Marco Rubio made headlines for all the wrong reasons Tuesday night as he delivered the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address.
It was supposed to be the moment that propelled Rubio into the top tier of potential presidential candidates.
Instead, social media exploded with jokes after Rubio awkwardly paused, reached for a bottle of Poland Spring water and took a swig to douse a case of dry mouth.
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ABC News

Marco Rubio was forced to stretch for the tiny bottle of Poland Spring.

The headline over at Politico declared, “Marco Rubio’s drinking problem.”
The Florida senator seemed to have a sense of humor about the viral moment. Late Tuesday night he tweeted a photo of the attention-grabbing bottle.
jsiegel@nydailynews.com
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