Joe Lieberman was speaking for ten minutes and had only a sentence or two left to wrap up when time ran out. He politely asked for just another minute to finish his thought. It's quite common for Senators to request this, I mean what's the harm right?
That's when Junior Senator Al Franken (sitting in as presiding member of the Senate) protested and said,
"In my capacity as senator from Minnesota, I object."
I mean was it REALLY a big deal Al? Come on you ass, let the man finish his thought.