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Rebuttal Rubio Upstaged By Water Bottle J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Rubio Upstaged By Water Bottle

Opposing Obama sure can make you thirsty. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio delivered the GOP response to the president’s State of the Union on Tuesday night, attacking Obama on taxes and government spending—but Rubio earned instant Internet fame for taking a drink of water during the televised speech. Rubio's furtive sip became an instant meme (Deadspin has it here in extreme slow motion), and Rubio moved quickly to own it, tweeting a photo of the water bottle after the speech. Asked about the water break on Good Morning America, Rubio said “God has a funny way of reminding us we’re human.”

February 13, 2013 6:40 AM