I think he's a complete idiot, but his old fashioned filibuster on the Brennan CIA appointment is totally cool. First, he's doing it the old fashioned way, a la "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", saying he's going to talk until he can't anymore. He's had the floor for over 8 hours now, and he's not slowing down. Second, he know's he doesn't have the votes to block Brennan's appointment, so he's doing it out of respect for his principles. Third, he is speaking to the point (most of the time) about the need for public awareness regarding the use of drones both internationally and domestically, rather than just reading a dictionary, newspaper or encyclopedia. Fourth, he is shaming the liberals on this issue, who are willing to rubber stamp the appointment of the person who is the architect of our current drone policy.
So kudos to Paul for the effort.
He's still a complete idiot, though.