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Conan’s ‘Watergate’ spoof: Marco Rubio smokes a bong

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:15 EDT
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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) hits a bong. Photo: Screenshot via TeamCoco.com.
 
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In a segment aired Wednesday night on “Conan,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) didn’t take a swig of water during his State of the Union response: he took a hit off a bong.

“He could have waited, you know?” Conan said. Co-host Andy Richter replied: “They’re trying to reach out to young people.”

The visual gag is just another bit of piling on after what was roundly regarded as an embarrassing presentation that strangely did not actually respond to what President Barack Obama said on Tuesday night.

Either way, Conan isn’t the only one who thinks it might be a good idea for Republicans to broaden their horizons a bit.

Appearing on Conan’s long-form online show “Serious Jibber Jabber” last December, New York Times pollster Nate Silver said that the numbers simply are not with Republicans unless they take up some new issues, like marriage equality, immigration reform or drug legalization. “That’s what a rational political party would do,” he said.

This video is from “Conan,” aired Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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