“Marco Rubio’s drinking problem” Politico: Twitter exploded during Sen. Marco Rubio’s Republican response to the State of the Union, as the Florida senator appeared a little sweaty and dry-mouthed at mid-speech, taking an awkward swig from a bottle of water that had been placed off-camera. Rubio handled the hullabaloo with some humor, later tweeting a picture of the water bottle. Politico fact-checks Rubio’s remarks.
“My mouth got dry and I had to get some water,” Rubio said later Wednesday morning on Fox News. “You know, when you give a speech on a podium and the water is right there – but when you don’t, you start looking around thinking, ‘Where am I going to get the water?'”
It’s a lectern and not a podium. I give up correcting the world.
“Liberal media lavish praise on Obama but mercilessly mock Rubio’s water break.” Fox News.
Antonio Carlos Jobim “Agua de Beber” (Water to drink) Astrud Gilberto 1965:
Related: “Body Language Experts say Obama Exuded Dominance and Empathy” Wash Post:
“His job was to convince Congress that, in coming together, everybody wins. And he did. He came across as warm and convincing. He needed to be dominant and forceful without being aggressive.”
“Cherry-picking” jobs numbers. Wash Post‘s Glenn Kessler fact-checks Obama‘s SOTU claims. Obama “preaches populism and practicality” NYDN.