After Marco Rubio took an internet shellacking over his cotton-mouthed State of the Union rebuttal, it was only a question of when, not if, he’d visit Fox News for some Republican Rehab. The winner? Fox & Friends.
Gretchen Carlson chuckled sympathetically - and loudly - in the background as Rubio explained that he’d already done an 18 minute recording of his speech in Spanish before the English version and that he had made that now-infamous lunge for his water bottle as a preferred alternative to not being able to speak at all.
“My mouth got dry, what can I say?” Rubio said. The screen instantly split to show host Steve Doocy, smiling and nodding in solidarity. Even the crew chuckled as Rubio quipped that he had a bottle of water with him then and took a swig.
Then it was on to “asking” what Rubio thought of the President’s speech. As if Rubio hadn’t already spent 14 minutes or so telling us about it last night. In case we missed the point, a graphic was posted on the screen of “PRESIDENT’S SPENDING PROPOSALS.”
And in case you had any doubt about Doocy’s political leanings, he said to Rubio at the end, “Great job last night.”
By the way, I fully expect Rubio to visit Fox at least once more today, probably on Hannity tonight.