Sen. Rand Paul found out Monday night that he wasn't going to be on the main stage for Thursday's Republican presidential debate in North Charleston, South Carolina.
He didn't take it so well.
"An artificial designation as being in the second tier is something we can't accept," the senator from Kentucky said in a CNN interview. "I won't participate in anything that's not the first tier."
That meant that Paul took a walk on the undercard debate, which aired three hours before the main debate Thursday.
But he didn't go quietly. In fact, Paul spent the whole week making a spectacle of himself as he pouted and whined his way through TV and radio interviews - casting himself as aggrieved by members of the media.
Paul hit his high/low in a radio interview Thursday in which he said that "99 percent of our supporters are calling in and saying, for the media, that's where you can go" - as he stuck up his middle finger.