Wednesday, September 23, 2009

GOP Senator Falls Asleep During Healthcare Debate

Apparently Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning was all burned out after doing his best to derail Max Baucus' latest Heath Care reform proposal. He was so tired in fact that he decided to take a nap right in the middle of the Senate Finance Committee meeting in which the latest proposal was being discussed.

From the Washington Post:
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.

Not exactly what I would call working towards a bi-partisan compromise would you?

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