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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:18 AM
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Summers On Falling Sleeping: It Was My American Dream
Summers On Falling Sleeping: It Was My American Dream
April 26, 2009 09:51 AM



Caught sleeping at a meeting with credit card industry executives last week, Larry Summers defended his White House nap on Sunday, saying that, with a topic "boring enough to put you to sleep," he was just trying to achieve his own American Dream.

From the closing moments of the chief Obama economic adviser's interview on Fox News Sunday:

WALLACE: We have less than a minute left and I do want to ask you one more question and I suspect you figured this one was coming. You were spotted at that meeting with credit card executives, it sure looked like you were falling asleep. Question: Do you find President Obama's speeches less than compelling, sir?

SUMMERS: Chris, you know, it's kind of like I was thinking about the fine print on some of those credit card disclosures which is written boring enough to put you to sleep. And President Obama wants us all to fulfill our American dreams. And I guess I was starting that day.

WALLACE: You've been a serial dozer because you were spotted at an earlier meeting. are you not getting enough sleep, sir?

SUMMERS: We're all working very hard in this administration, Chris, because we think that we want to support the president in what is a tremendous responsibility that he has to get this economy growing again and to again establish a period when family incomes are rising.

WALLACE: Did the president rib you?

SUMMERS: Oh, we've all joked about American dreams in various ways.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/26/summers-on-falling-sleepi_n_191487.html
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PopSixSquish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:51 AM
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1. Larry's Never Going to Live this One Down
I'm sure that the President and other members of the WH staff have all given him guff...
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:58 AM
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2. Hilarious. Though to be honest I have nodded off in some boring lectures in high school/college
I think Larry needs to get more sleep...heck they all do. But I guess that is the price to pay for working for the President.
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