Stephen Colbert suffered a "Water Break" moment on Wednesday night's show (embedded), as the faux conservative was so thirsty and so weak that he had to literally crawl across his set to reach his bottle of Poland Spring.
Colbert noted that conservatives -- as shown in clips -- had high hopes were high for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), whose water break during his response to the President's State of the Union address has been dubbed "Watergate." Colbert called Rubio a “board-certified minority," adding that there was no pressure, of course, as in clips Colbert showed it was said that Rubio wasn't a rising star -- he was the GOP's "only star."
Not only did the video Colbert aired of Rubio's SOTU response show the senator wiping his brow, it showed the infamous water break Rubio took, when he bent down for a bottle of water while trying to maintain eye contact with the camera. It seemed to completely overshadow his speech, at least on social media.
Colbert comforted Rubio, saying:
Is this really that big of a deal, just because it will be the only thing that people remember?
As Colbert added, there was a lot of pressure on Rubio, and of course:
When you're president, you're never under pressure.
Getting a bit of cottonmouth himself, Colbert showed how a “true professional” maintains composure. He then crawled over his desk and across the set to the small Poland Spring bottle, which he then drank from before quenching his thirst by pouring it over himself.
Rubio's water break became trends on Twitter, Facebook, and more, but Poland Spring, the company behind his water, foolishly did not take advantage of the FUBAR.
Finally though, a mere 14 hours after the awkward event, Poland Spring released a photo on its Facebook page of a Poland Spring bottle "looking at" its reflection in a vanity mirror, with the caption:
Reflecting on our cameo. What a night!
Poland Spring didn't address the Rubio FUBAR on Twitter.