CNN's Wolf Blitzer had possibly the best reaction to Marco Rubio's infamous reach for a bottle of water during his response to the State of the Union on Tuesday.

When Rubio, who had clearly been having dry mouth problems, made the lunge for the Poland Spring, Blitzer could be heard off-camera gasping, "Uh-oh!"

That seemed to sum up the general feeling about what had happened. Blitzer was gentlemanly enough not to harp on the moment in his remarks immediately after Rubio's speech. His new colleague Chris Cuomo, however, reenacted the episode later in the night, perhaps signalling the arrival of the inevitable "Rubio-ing" meme:

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