Look, ya gotta hand it to Marco Rubio. The young, conservative senator from Florida choked -- literally and figuratively -- while on national live television during the Republican response to the State of the Union address.
The senator appeared sweaty and flustered before reaching for a bottle of water placed too far away. Rubio then took a swig from the bottle of Poland Spring and the moment became an instant Twitter hit and the impetus for some good memes -- heck, even the Poland Spring company got into the act by posting this on their Facebook Page:
So what's a senator to do in this situation? The obvious answer is to turn lemons into...money for his PAC!
This morning, we saw this message on our Twitter Feed:
It's real! Click on the link and you'll be taken to the Reclaim America PAC website, a Political Action Committee formed to "elect conservatives to the United States Senate."
The website states that for a minimum $25 donation ($5,000 max), you too can "send the liberal detractors a message that not only does Marco Rubio inspire you ... he hydrates you too."
That's one way to tell the world you're thirsty for politics.
In case you missed the gulp heard 'round the world, here it is:
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.