All alone: or so it appears in this AP photo, as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) headed home last night after his 13-hour filibuster against CIA nominee John Brennan.
Paul's gabfest - the ninth-longest filibuster in Senate history - delayed a final vote confirmation vote on Brennan, as the Senator spoke of his concerns about the Obama administration's policy on drones.
Thirteen hours is a long time for anyone to talk, but Paul fell well short of the Senate's filibuster record, set back in 1957 when South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmondwent on for 24 hours and 18 minutes to protested the 1957 Civil Rights Act. Why did Paul give up? Nature called.
"I discovered that there are some limits to filibustering, and I'm going to have to go and take care of one of those in a few minutes," he joked Wednesday night.