WASHINGTON (CNN) – It's not easy living under the glare of the spotlight, especially when you are caught on camera drifting to sleep while your boss delivers a major speech. That's what happened to Vice President Biden, who appears to take a short catnap while President Obama is presenting his deficit reduction plan at George Washington University Wednesday afternoon.
We should give Biden the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he was in the middle of a deep thought about what Obama was talking about, Medicare ending as we know it and not keeping our promise to seniors. His eyes opened up as the president was saying, "tough luck – you're on your own."
No one can blame him for closing his eyes for 25 seconds during a 44-minute speech. If he could sleep for 20 years like Rip Van Winkle, maybe the deficit would be cut in half by then.
This is hilarious...
Every one is bored with Barry. He is long on talk, short on substance.
The president has a monotonous voice that has a tendency to put some people to sleep. There are jerks and stops in the tone but it is still monotonous. If he really wants to save money, he needs to stop all these wars. Cut on the military expenses. Learn from Vietnam. We never should have been there , neither in iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere else. None of them were of any benefit.
LOL!... I don't hold it against him.. I fall asleep during speeches and meetings all the time..
I'm assuming he had a headache or something and was just resting his eyes. Why does the media feel the need to jump on this? Waste of "reporting".
And this is different from any other time???? How????
I'm guessing that he was praying for the Pretender-In-Chief not to call on him for any answers...
Stop referring to Obama as Biden's "boss." He's not.
Call the FAA !
So what? Give the man a break! Mr. Biden, is not the only person in this country, not getting enough sleep at night. Ignore the trolls, Mr. Biden:-)
Biden's nap during Obama's budget speech, fits right in there with the photo of the two Democratic congressmen playing solitaire on their computers, while congress was in session ... or, with the air traffic controllers sleeping in the control towers at airports. With all the truly qualified, deserving people in our country, who could be assuming these positions, how is it that we end up relying on these inept, irresponsible fools ???
Howard, I totally see the equivalence. What exactly did Biden falling asleep during the speech leave us at risk of? He nodded off for less than a minute during a 44 minute speech that he had at least read if not heard before. He wasn't being asked to make some life or death decision (or any decision at all). Whereas the air traffic controllers napping could have lead to collisions. This is certainly no worse than any of the many boneheaded things that every pol has done. I'm sure that you've never fallen asleep during a presentation.
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2009 GAS $1.83 per gallon TODAY $4.00 + per gallon
2009 SOYBEANS $9.66 TODAY $13.75
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2009 NUMBER OF LONG TERM UNEMPLOYED 2,600,000 TODAY 6,400,000
2009 PEOPLE IN POVERTY IN U.S. 39,800,000 TODAY 43,600,000
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(1) "Joe Biden" & "Deep In Thought" is an oxymoron...
(2) Eyes closed for a couple of seconds is thoughtful, 30 seconds is snoozing..
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