Published On: Thu, Sep 26th, 2013

Ted Cruz breaks away from Obamacare speech to read ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ to daughter

Senator Ted Cruz promised to speak out against funding Obamacare “until I am no longer able to stand.”

Green Eggs and Ham DR SeussHis marathon speech stretched into the early evening when Cruz held up a copy of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham and announced to a nearly empty Senate chamber that it was his daughters’ bedtime and he would like to take the opportunity to read them a children’s classic via C-SPAN2.

So began Cruz’s performance of “Green Eggs and Ham,” live from the nation’s capitol.

A YouTube video shows Cruz, five hours in, reading Dr. Seuss with energy to burn. He drops his voice to a theatrical whisper at 1:13 and 1:30 and pitches it to the higher registers of enthusiasm at 1:36 and 2:41, and don’t miss the dramatic turn at 4:34, when Cruz, fully in character, realizes he does like green eggs and ham.

The story finished, Cruz addresses his children directly through the TV. “Brush your teeth, say your prayers, and daddy’s going to be home soon.” The always helpful production team at C-SPAN2 gave a hint of when that might happen. “He must stop speaking before the Senate votes on Wednesday,” the caption read.







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    […] and other liberals were quick to attack Cruz: “…the guy who read “Green Eggs and Ham” on the Senate floor as part of a fake filibuster against Obamacare that served no purpose […]

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