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CNN hyperventilates: Is Marco Rubio’s water swig a ‘career-ender?’

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Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s decision to take a quick sip of water while giving the official Republican response to last night’s State of the Union address has been something of a media obsession in the past 24 hours.

Politico scribe Maggie Haberman managed to squeeze out a two-page, 900-plus word story about the incident, which came to the obvious conclusion that the “water flap shall pass.” But perhaps the more egregious freakout came from CNN’s “Situation Room.”

“So can a drink of water make or break a political career?” host Wolf Blitzer asked. “A U.S. Senator, possible presidential candidate. We’re going to find out, whether he likes it or not.”

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