Oddly, I have seen the “awkward gulp” over and over on different websites. Fly on the President’s face? I only knew about that because of Drudge Report, and I didn’t see it again that I can recall. It certainly wasn’t plastered all over the web like the “awkward gulp”. I don’t think either incident is newsworthy. But a fly on the face of the President is much more entertaining than the “awkward gulp”.
On Tuesday night during the GOP response to the President’s State of the Union address, a dry-mouthed Marco Rubio paused mid-speech to reach for a water bottle and then took a swig while still looking in the camera. This morning on GMA, Rubio laughed about it saying, “I needed water, what am I going to do? God has a funny way of reminding us we’re human.”