Freshman U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) took the political world by storm last week with his Mad Men-era throwback: a talking filibuster against President Obama’s nominee for CIA director, John Brennan. Paul’s stand against the most questionable aspects of the Obama administration’s drone program was as simple and straightforward as it was — or should have been — avowedly nonpartisan. The Kentucky senator wanted to highlight and clarify official U.S. drone policy — which Brennan helped author — on such seemingly important questions as whether executive discretion allows for the extrajudicial killing of American citizens on American soil. After 13 hours or so, he finally got his answer.