Monday, February 18, 2013

Sin Decir Aqua Va

As memes go, Marco Rubio's Poland Springs eternal.  Was this Rubio's Howard Dean moment?  Naturally, these things do happen in high slakes politics.  Senator Rubio was only testing the water by giving the Republican response to President Obama's 2013 State of the Union address.  Now, however, his reach for a tiny plastic bottle has gotten him in hot water, while, ironically, pouring cold water on his presidential candidacy.  He has tried to treat the incident as water off a duck's back, get his political head back above water, and forget about his aquatic lurch to the left as so much water under the bridge.  Meanwhile, the tide rises for another future contender for Republican greatness.  Even though he is more nominally suited for aquatics than Rubio, he prefers Tea Parties to bottled water, and spent his early youth in landlocked Alberta:  Senator Ted Cruz.

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