One of the best things you can do in an awkward situation is laugh at yourself. Marco Rubio and company are doing just that – and hoping to make a little cash along the way.
You’ve probably witnessed the “gulp heard round the world” by now – a parched Rubio quenching his thirst on live national television while delivering the Republican response to Obama’s State of the Union address. Unfortunately for Marco, the awkward reach and grab for the water bottle overshadowed just about everything he said. Watch for yourself:
The national media, of course, made a big deal out of what they’re now calling “water-gate” (really…). Personally I blame this more on the increasingly tabloid nature of news programs than any “liberal bias,” but you’re free to draw your own conclusions.
Rubio, for his part, has done his best to laugh the situation off. He made the rounds on TV talk shows last week, cracking jokes and twist-off caps to show he’s unfazed. And though I thought this idea was kind of gimmicky when I saw it on his Facebook page last night, it’s grown on me:
The Rubio-themed bottles cost $25, according to the official website run by his SuperPAC. But is the money going to a Rubio 2016 effort? That’s what we’re all thirsting to find out!