Verbatim: Marco Rubio’s ‘Innate’ Political Skills Make ‘Toilets Flush Themselves’

But Who's Flushing His Toilet?

By Allen McDuffee | November 30, 2015
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Photo credit: Gage Skidmore
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

“When Marco Rubio speaks, young women swoon, old women faint, and toilets flush themselves.”

— Florida Rep. Dan Gelber (D)

It’s not just Republicans in Florida who are impressed with the political skills of Marco Rubio. This quote, which originally made the rounds in September, popped up again today in a profile of the of the Florida senator by Evan Osnos of The New Yorker.

I don’t really understand the metaphor. Is it a Florida thing?