CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bob Rubin, Treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, is safe after a fall into the Ritz-Carlton pool. Rubin, in town for the Democratic National Convention, took the tumble around 8 p.m. Wednesday, shortly after a happy hour party commenced next to the pool. Fellow guests helped the secretary, clad in a suit, out of the pool.

According to reports, Rubin was cheerful after the tumble.