Ask Poopreport: No Bathroom Break for Eleven Hours?
A rather impressed young man asked a question about our nation's political system:
I read that Texas Senator Wendy Davis filibustered for 11 hours [last] week in an attempt to stop the Texas Senate from voting on a bill. An article I read says she wasn't allowed to stop talking, lean on anything for support, or take a bathroom break. Does this mean that she really did not go to the bathroom for 11 hours? What did she do, wear diapers?
Editor's note: Now I'm wondering about this as well. Can anyone elucidate on filibustering rules without descending into a right or left-winged political rant? Did Wendy buy some Comfies beforehand?