GOP rebuttal becomes "water-bottle gate"

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

CBSNews: The gist of Sen Marco Rubio's state of the union rebuttal was lost on the Twittersphere about 11 minutes in, when the visibly overheated senator broke away for a quick sip of water.

Rubio, who had mopped his brow a few times previously during the speech, was in the midst of maligning what he called "false choices" Mr. Obama laid out between big government and big business. But he interrupted his thought to grab a small water bottle apparently at his side, ducking down and nearly out of of the camera frame, before taking a sip and continuing with his remarks.

 

 

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