Rand Paul has done a brilliant thing filibustering the President’s appointment to the CIA.
By keeping the filibuster going through prime time, Rand Paul forced ABC, CBS, and NBC — chief sources of news for low information voters — to cover the issue.
Along the way, Rand Paul had help giving him time to rest his voice. Ted Cruz came down a few hours in to give Paul a break. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran came in. Cruz read tweets in support of Paul.
Mark Kirk, who returned to the Senate a short while back after a very bad stroke, came in to support Rand Paul.
Even Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon joined in the filibuster.
Meanwhile, Lindsey Graham and John McCain went to eat dinner with the President. That speaks for itself.