Photo: Sen. Rubio and PM Netanyahu Water Toast
While Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio was building his international credentials in the Middle East he apparently couldn’t escape from his ‘thirst’ issue.
Rubio was chosen to give the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, but while he was speaking, he seemed to suffer a bout of dry mouth so reached for the smallest bottle of Poland Spring water. The incident has been spoofed on SNL and Colbert, amongst others.
We aren’t sure all the attention is due to: a) That he was so parched? b) That he kept looking into the cameras as he made the cringe-worthy creep across the cameras? Or c) Was it that as ‘Savior’ of the Republican Party he shouldn’t need water like other mere mortals.
Either way while meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the issue came up again as the two men toasted with bottles of water. The pic has been making its way around the twiiter-verse. Rubio has been using the water incident to his benefit, fund raising $100,000 from the incident.
This is the Cuban-America Senators second trip to Israel and comes days ahead of President Barack Obama’s first visit in early March.