President Obama seasoned his 6,500-word State of the Union address/laundry list of federal stimuli with oratory that sometimes soared. His "they deserve a vote" riffery on behalf of Newtown massacre and other gun violence victims was moving and memorable.
But Republican reactions were forgettable and oddly...parched.
Sweaty, would-be GOP savior Marco Rubio's penchant for thirst-quenching during his SOTU response?
And that Republican hack who brought a dried-up rocker and firearms fetishist as his date?
Bad, bad optics.