U.S. Senator Jim Bunning’s untimely catnap during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on health care reform is generating quite a bit of conversation and giggles.
U.S. Senator Jim Bunning’s untimely catnap during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on health care reform is generating quite a bit of conversation and giggles. The Senator’s nap is making headlines in the Washington Post and in conservative and liberal blogs alike.
Here’s a sampling:
The Republicans' Deaf Ear Is a Preexisting Condition
The Senate Finance Committee was barely an hour into its consideration of health-care reform on Tuesday morning, but Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) already knew where he stood.
"I do not support a government takeover of the health-care system," he railed. The proposal "confiscates more money from the taxpayers," he went on. "It tramples on American freedom and liberties."
After this vigorous display of open-mindedness, Bunning was spent. About an hour later, spectators noticed that the senator, who had been resting his chin in his hand, had fallen fast asleep. As giggles rippled through the chamber, an aide shook Bunning, who woke with a start.
Posted: 7:19 PM
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