If God had meant politicians to filibuster, He would have created bigger bladders for them.
Just ask Rand Paul, who filibustered against John Brennan being confirmed as CIA czar for 13 hours until he had to quit at 12:39 a.m. this morning because his eye teeth were floating and his eyes were more yellow than Jersey corn.
When you gotta go, there’s no holding back that tsunami.
Paul, like all zealots ablaze with missionary zeal, works a cause the way Stradivarius worked spruce and maple.
Hell, Paul even considered using a catheter to prevent the necessary bathroom break.
Now that’s being committed enough to be, uh, committed.
By the way, it was all for naught because the Senate confirmed Brennan today.
However, you could say that Paul didn’t wind up, ahem, pissing in the wind.
The purpose of his filibuster was to draw attention to the Obama administration’s use of drones.
Attorney general Eric Holder told Paul today in a letter (what? no email, text or tweet?) that drones would not be used on U.S. soil.
Saving face if not his bruised bladder, Paul insisted the filibuster was worth it to get that letter.
His bladder was unavailable for comment.