Thirteen minutes were all it took for Delaware to get a new chancellor.
Seven minutes for a confirmation hearing by the Senate's Executive Committee, another six minutes for consideration by the full Senate for a unanimous 21-0 vote on Wednesday in Legislative Hall in Dover, and that was that.
It put Andy Bouchard a swearing-in ceremony away from the most storied judgeship in the state as the chief of the Court of Chancery, the famed forum for corporate law.
Buying a new pair of shoes has been known to take longer. A lot longer.