Rand Paul Considered Using a Catheter

    U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) leaves after a caucus meeting at the Capitol February 14, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The GOP senators are working to hold up the confirmation vote on former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to be the next secretary of defense until they get more information from the Obama Administration about last fall's attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.

    Alex Wong/AP

    After 13 hours, nature calls. That’s what Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) learned in the first hours of Thursday morning when his filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan as director of the CIA ended at 12:39 a.m. because he had to use the bathroom. “I’ve discovered there are some limits to filibustering, and I’m going to have to take care of one of those in a few minutes,” he said. But speaking with Glenn Beck on Thursday, Paul said he thought of using a catheter to prevent the necessary bathroom break. “I did think about it,” he said. “I’ve put them in before, but I really decided against it.” Enjoy that mental image, and happy Thursday.

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