During last night’s gubernatorial debate, Republican candidate Carl Paladino stepped away from the stage and went to the bathroom. Luckily, Eyewitness New York Times was on the scene to investigate.

Times reporter Michael M. Grynbaum, who was on liveblogging duty, says Paladino campaign manager Michael Caputo “was asked” why Paladino went to the men’s room. “When you gotta go, you gotta go,” Caputo responded.

Simple enough. But is that really all there is to the situation? What might Caputo be getting at here, besides “too much bottled water”?