Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas emerges from the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, after his overnight protest. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

I swear, you go down to New Orleans for a couple of days and the newswires go crazy.

Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz, that Tea Party darling, vowed to speak against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act until he was “no longer able to stand.” I never would have pegged him for the all-nighter type, but he did last an impressive 21 hours, which included a Dr. Seuss bedtime story for his daughters. (Nice to know someone was watching C-SPAN last night.) Although, as NPR reported this morning, he didn’t hold the book so they could see the pictures.

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