a) Ayn-Rand Paul dreams up a hypothetical situation about drones killing US citizens, pesters Holder for an answer.
b) Holder answers in a way suitable for adult conversation, explains it's hypothetical, it's highly unlikely, it's "subject to all applicable laws and under the constitution". Letter
c) Case closed, right? Wrong. Ayn-Rand Paul decides to filibuster a senate confirmation hearing to rant about the issue.
d) Republican echo chamber gets riled up about an "old school" filibuster, and speculates whether Paul will break the old record, perv-iously held by Strom Thurmond. Fingers are crossed.
e) After ~13 hours, Paul ends filibuster because he has to make a wee-we.
f) Since Paul apparently could not understand the nuances of the first letter, Holder writes yet another, simpler letter to Paul, with a one word answer - No.
g) Paul claims victory.
"Hooray!" Paul said on Fox News, where he learned of the letter and its contents. "For 13 hours yesterday, we asked him that question. So there is a result and a victory. Under duress, and under public humiliation, the White House will respond and do the right thing."
No, not a SNL skit. This ^^^ is the real life GOP contributions to the political dialogue in the country.