on Marco Rubio, in this brief overview of the SOTU and Rubio's response:
Marco Rubio’s GOP response will be remembered for his awkward lunge for the water bottle. That’s a shame, because the speech itself was remarkable. Not in a good way.Some how I had an old song running through my head, with a new lyric. The original, Watermelon Man, was written by Herbie Hancock and was a huge hit when recorded by Mongo Santamaria in 1963.
At a moment when the Republican Party needs rebranding, Rubio offered nothing new. The thrust of his speech was “government bad, capitalism good.” Yet he recounted how beneficial government assistance has been to his own success. I expected him to resolve the contradiction, but he didn’t even try.
Someday, maybe Rubio will take the leap and begin to outline a 21st-century vision for the GOP. It would be good for the country if he did. Also if he remembered to hydrate.
All I have is a new title, but I am sure we can pad out the lyrics with a continuous loop on
"Water bottle man" don'tcha think?