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Larry Summers Falls Asleep During Economic Summit (at the podium)
AOL News/Political Machine ^ | 2/24/2009 | Liza Porteus Viana

Posted on 02/24/2009 11:23:25 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies

President Obama's fiscal sustainability summit at the White House Monday apparently wasn't all that stimulating.

The Financial Times is reporting that Larry Summers, head of Obama's National Economic Council, actually fell asleep at the podium. This is the same event where John McCain ranted about the cost of upgrading the presidential helicopter.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho2009; bho44; bhoeconomy; democrats; economicsummit; larrysummers; oops; snoozefest; summers

1 posted on 02/24/2009 11:23:26 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Too many numbers. Math is hard.


2 posted on 02/24/2009 11:24:21 AM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
caughtsleeping.com
3 posted on 02/24/2009 11:24:56 AM PST by dubie
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Dang. This is one of those threads I click, thinking: Please-oh-please, let there be a picture to see!


4 posted on 02/24/2009 11:26:01 AM PST by fullchroma (I want my country back.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I think most of Obama’s guys are on one illegal substance or another, most of the time.


5 posted on 02/24/2009 11:26:20 AM PST by Palladin ("...the one with the big ears--he AIN'T my President!"...Etta James)
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To: fullchroma

I guess this will have to do for now.

6 posted on 02/24/2009 11:27:26 AM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: fullchroma

I did a search for one but, alas, no luck.


7 posted on 02/24/2009 11:27:51 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Sleep Apnea is such a pain.


8 posted on 02/24/2009 11:28:45 AM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: dfwgator

Heh,heh. Love that one!


9 posted on 02/24/2009 11:29:48 AM PST by fullchroma (I want my country back.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Give the guy a break. He’s probably working 20 hours a day.


10 posted on 02/24/2009 11:30:09 AM PST by Linda Liberty
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To: Enterprise

Numbers are arithmetic. Math would probably have perked up Summers. Obama’s silly breakout groups were well worth a snooze.


11 posted on 02/24/2009 11:30:34 AM PST by JLS
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To: fullchroma

roflmao i was thinking the same exact thing....this admin is such an embaressment....


12 posted on 02/24/2009 11:30:49 AM PST by tatsinfla
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To: txnativegop
Sleep Apnea is such a pain.

I don't care who you are, that right there is funny.

And I HAVE sleep apnea!

13 posted on 02/24/2009 11:30:50 AM PST by brewcrew
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To: dfwgator

14 posted on 02/24/2009 11:32:12 AM PST by maggief
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To: brewcrew
So do I, two types in fact. I have obstructive apnea and central apnea (brain doesn't send signal to diaphragm).
15 posted on 02/24/2009 11:33:25 AM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

There’s just gotta be video somewhere...

Summers snoozes while America burns...


16 posted on 02/24/2009 11:33:26 AM PST by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: LikeLight

I’ll check youtube from time to time and see if I can locate one.


17 posted on 02/24/2009 11:35:19 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Larry Summers: Asleep at the Wheel


18 posted on 02/24/2009 11:35:45 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: LikeLight

Summers snoozes while America loses.


19 posted on 02/24/2009 11:36:56 AM PST by Carley (President Obama ~ Leaving No Tax Cheat Behind)
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To: Army Air Corps

Look on the bright side. As long as this idiot is sleeping he can not be SCREWING US!


20 posted on 02/24/2009 11:38:13 AM PST by WellyP
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

21 posted on 02/24/2009 11:42:25 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
This is the photo accompanying the story on Drudge.
I can't tell for sure if he is sleeping or what.

Larry Summers Sleeping?


22 posted on 02/24/2009 11:42:38 AM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: txnativegop

Many medications can cause one to doze off.


23 posted on 02/24/2009 11:45:32 AM PST by monocle
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Wonder what the temp was in there?


24 posted on 02/24/2009 11:46:54 AM PST by Pessimist
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To: monocle

True, but Sleep Apnea was more humorous.


25 posted on 02/24/2009 11:47:02 AM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: Iron Munro
Saw that earlier; thought it looked like he was trying to stay awake by moving around in his chair. Apparently; his efforts failed; but no pic yet, of what followed this picture. Or perhaps, he just woke-up; but don't think so.

Who knows; perhaps the 'media' is holding the 'damning' or at least, demeaning moment.

26 posted on 02/24/2009 11:48:11 AM PST by cricket (January 20, 2009 - the day the music died)
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To: Pessimist
Wonder what the temp was in there?

Good point! Probably 85°F.

27 posted on 02/24/2009 11:50:23 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
This is actually good news. The more this bunch sleeps on the job, the less damage they can do.
28 posted on 02/24/2009 11:52:41 AM PST by colorado tanker ("I just LOVE clinging to my guns and my religion!!!!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I’m actually somewhat sympathetic to Larry Summers on this, I honestly would have had a very hard time staying awake there, so I hope he isn’t reprimanded too much. That having been said, he needs to get more Zs, or see a doctor on the possibility of narcolepsy (which I have) or sleep apnea (which I also have).


29 posted on 02/24/2009 11:52:59 AM PST by Texan Tory
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To: dfwgator

I like how Alito is looking over at her.


30 posted on 02/24/2009 12:03:08 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I find it amazing that Summers, who was hounded out of Harvard for incorrect thoughts, is now OK.


31 posted on 02/24/2009 12:04:55 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Carley
Summers snoozes while America loses.

Yeah, that's what I'm talkin' about!

32 posted on 02/24/2009 12:06:47 PM PST by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Here is a picture. It was also Gov. Sonny Perdue nodding off during Obama’s speech in addition to Larry Summers.

http://www.butasforme.com/2009/02/24/suck-up-summit-put-larry-summers-to-sleep/


33 posted on 02/24/2009 12:39:31 PM PST by wrrock
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To: Linda Liberty
Give the guy a break. He’s probably working 20 hours a day.

Given the administrations ability with numbers, it's likely he's working 26...

34 posted on 02/24/2009 12:48:42 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Loooks like Summers is just a big fat sleeping baby!!
35 posted on 02/24/2009 3:35:06 PM PST by Fred (In the US, we have a totally new school, it is call the Zimbabwa School - Marc Faber)
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To: fullchroma; All
Summers is just mirroring his boss


36 posted on 02/24/2009 3:41:55 PM PST by Fred (In the US, we have a totally new school, it is call the Zimbabwa School - Marc Faber)
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