US Senator Rand Paul ranted for over three hours on the Senate floor today, in a filibuster protesting the nomination of John Brennan to lead the CIA; he would have gone longer, but fellow Republican Mike Lee decided to tag in to help, and then Democrat Ron Wyden took a turn. It ain't just liberty-minded folks on the right who have problems with the drones you know.
It will be interesting to see whether any of the Senate candidates here in Massachusetts come out to say they would take part in the filibuster.
Meanwhile, it raises a question: if you had to watch a Massachusetts state senator give a multi-hour, epic filibuster, who would you want it to be?
Sure there might be some you agree with, or who are smart; but could you watch them speak extemporaneously for four, five, six hours straight?
I think my top five would be:
1) Mike Knapik
2) Bob Hedlund
3) Gale Canderas
4) Dan Wolf
5) Mike Rush
Who are your picks?