Comment: yup; as the saying goes,

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yup; as the saying goes,

though as cliched as it maybe, perhaps Sun Tzu-Michael Corleone phrase is apt: Keep your friends close, Enemies, closer.

.D

though, this is venturing into the realm of 'reading too much into it' to overt poltico-nerd-wonkdom, but even though Rand too championed and worked with Gillibrand's amendment, Cruz specifically OMITTED thanking Rand Paul's name:

"It was a pleasure to work with my colleagues on these efforts, particularly Senators Lee, Cornyn, Gillibrand, and Donnelly," Sen. Cruz continued. "I look forward to working with them all again next year on this reauthorization bill to further support our service men and women and to strengthen our national defense.”

thought that was wonky hilarious xD

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

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