"Green Eggs and Ham" lulls sleepy senators to sleep during bedtime filibuster

"Green Eggs and Ham" lulls sleepy senators to sleep during bedtime filibuster

VicesSeptember 25, 2013

It was 8:30 pm and all through the House, not a senator was stirring, not even Sheldon Whitehouse (D) RI. Ted Cruz came a knocking, and in his big hand, a bedtime story called "Green Eggs and Ham." The senators curled up, cozy in their soft beds, anticipating a good story from their buddy, Ted. Ted opened the book, and started to read, the sound of his voice was soft, slow, and sweet. And when he was done, no one uttered a peep. Ted smiled wryly, they were all asleep. They were under the spell of a filibuster dream. Goodnight, senators.