Some wondered whether he had a drinking problem; others pooh-poohed his inability to stay without hydration for less than 30 minutes. Poland Spring responded Wednesday on Facebook with a picture.
Sen. Marco Rubio's "water bottle moment" during his State of the Union GOP rebuttal didn't just cause a stir on Twitter on Tuesday, it won most awkward moment of the evening hands down.
Even before Rubio took a gulp from the now infamous Poland Spring bottle, the tweets started flying. Some wondered whether he had a drinking problem, while others pooh-poohed his inability to stay without hydration for less than half an hour.
After hours of silence, Poland Spring finally responded Wednesday via its Facebook page, posting a picture of a tiny Poland Spring bottle staring at its own reflection in a mirror.
Their message? “Reflecting on our cameo. What a night!”
While some commented on Facebook that Poland Spring's response seemed rather forced, others joked that drinking the brand might make them more stupid, a nod to what Rubio did on national television.
Rubio was doing fine with his response to President Obama's speech, until he reached for the bottle.
"In the short time I’ve been here in Washington, nothing has frustrated me more than false choices like the ones the president laid out tonight," Rubio said.
Then he moved to his left to grab the bottle.
"SOTU drinking game on a whole new level! It'd be great if Rubio wrapped up saying, 'oh America- btdubs, that was vodka,'" tweeted Twitter user Courtney Cohen.
Soon after #PolandSprings, #Thirsty and #Watergate began trending on Twitter.
"At the bar this weekend I will ask the barkeep to make me a 'Rubio,'" tweeted Twitter user Aaron Baker.
Rubio himself tweeted a picture of the water bottle right after his speech, which led many to comment that he had handled the situation well.
Marco Rubio: Twitter. Marco Rubio: Water bottle. IMAGE
Others said that if not for anything else, Rubio's name would forever be etched in history for the water bottle moment.
"He may not be saying anything new but at least he's thirsty," tweeted Chef John.
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