Water is not suitable for a toast because it is bad luck according to superstition. It would be preferable to raise an empty glass.
WELL, IT'S BEEN BAD LUCK FOR US!
SERIOUSLY: EVER SINCE HE WAS INAUGURATED AND FLUBBED THE OATH, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN RIFE WITH BAD ETIQUETTE.
HERE'S ONE FAMOUS FAUX PAS:
NO SURPRISE: HE AND HIS COMRADES ARE INCOMPETENT CROOKS.