Rubio's Sip Of Water A Prank?

An interesting observation was made last night on Fox News’ ‘The Five’ when host Dan Perino noted that SOTU responses such as the one Senator Marco Rubio gave on Tuesday night are never really remembered unless something noteworthy occurs during the response–either a gaffe or in this instance a ‘sip of water’ would certainly qualify.

Perino’s point leads to an interesting question- was Rubio’s sip of water on camera planned in advance to draw as much attention away from the President’s address as possible?  Rubio is a very clever guy and no doubt knew the import of attempting such a maneuver on television in front of a national audience–if it was indeed a ploy, it could very well turn out to have been a brilliant one in retrospect.