Yes, Sen. Rand Paul did take a sip of water sometime into the seventh hour of his epic filibuster to block a vote on John Brennan’s bid for CIA director. Will it be the “career-ender” that it reportedly was for his colleague Marco Rubio? Likely not; however, reporters covering the filibuster found Paul’s snack quite the distraction from whatever it was he was talking about — something about the Constitution.
The press’s “What’s Rand Paul eating?” game managed to spread to the public at large.
As fascinating as Sen. Paul’s snack was, a few were more interested in what was coming out of his mouth, not what was going in it.