Robert Rubin, Former Treasury Secretary, Falls Into Swimming Pool At DNC Party

09/06/2012 12:50 am ET
  • Ryan Grim Washington Bureau Chief, The Huffington Post
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bob Rubin, the Treasury secretary during Bill Clinton's presidency, tumbled into a Ritz-Carlton hotel pool Wednesday around 8 p.m. The pool was next to a happy hour party that began 90 minutes earlier and was attended by top White House officials and Wall Street big-wigs.

Rubin, fished out by fellow guests, was said to be in good spirits by a person familiar with the tumble. The pool is on the 18th floor of the hotel.

President Barack Obama staffed his economic team with Rubin proteges. Rubin is a veteran of both Citigroup and Goldman Sachs.

The Ritz-Carlton party was hosted by Jane Hartley, Tony James, Orin Kramer, Reggie Love and Janet Cowell.

Have pics of a drenched Rubin? Tweet them to @ryangrim.

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