I don’t mean to be “political” but ... the Republican Party is in such disarray, it can’t even present its shiniest star without becoming the butt of ridicule.

I speak, of course, about Sen. Marco Rubio’s “water torture” in the service of the Republican Rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Rubio’s response to Obama’s barn burner was passable, at times even inspirational, but it was ruined by the young senator’s runaway case of dry mouth, leading to his now legendary lunge for an out-of-the-frame bottle of Poland Spring. Liberals leapt on the awkward agua break, and the good parts of the speech were forgotten.