Poland Spring Issues Photographic Response to Marco Rubio's Water Gulping Moment

Posted on February 13, 2013

Twitter erupted last night during Senator Marco Rubio's response to President Obama's State of the Union address. Rubio had just taped an 18 minute response in Spanish and his mouth was dry. So halfway into his speech he leaned out of frame and gulped from a bottle of Poland Spring water. Then he went on with his speech. Politicians need water when they speak a lot. But it was really jarring when he practically jumped out of frame while keeping full, intense eye contact with the camera. Here's the clip:

Poland Springs issued a response via its Facebook page. It shows a bottle of Poland Spring backstage in the makeup chair gazing into a mirror just after its big moment in the limelight. The caption says, "Reflecting on our cameo. What a night!" The topic is trending on Twitter as #Watergate, which is no doubt horrifying to anyone old enough to remember the real Watergate scandal.

Photo of Poland Springs water bottle after its big appearance during the SOTU response by Marco Rubio

Photo: Poland Springs