At 12:39 a.m. EST, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul relinquished his occupation of the Senate floor saying, "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 had started speaking nearly 13 hours earlier, discussing domestic drone use.
On Thursday, Senator Paul told Glenn Beck that he was almost able to continue his filibuster of John Brennan's nomination as CIA director because he had considered using a catheter so that he wouldn't have to leave the floor to use the restroom.
"I did think about it," Paul said in an interview. "I've put them in before, but I really decided against it."
Now THAT would have been some serious dedication. [TPM]