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Erin Strecker
September 25, 2013 AT 04:58 PM EDT

America: Where anything goes in a filibuster.

Last night — as part of Senator Ted Cruz’s filibuster protesting the Affordable Care Act — the Texas Republican read aloud from the Dr. Seuss favorite Green Eggs and Ham.

Of course, as many on Twitter have already pointed out, the point of this kids’ book is that the main character didn’t think he liked something because he hadn’t tried it before, but then he did, and he loved it. No relevant message to Obamacare there!

Cruz also gave Ashton Kutcher and Duck Dynasty a shout-out during his time at the podium. Perhaps the senator is really just looking for a career change and thinks pop culture blogger sounds like fun.

Check out Cruz trying his hand as an audiobook reader below:

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