Did Al Franken fall asleep during Elena Kagan’s opening statement at her Supreme Court hearing on Monday? No.
Let he who has not closed his/her eyes for 10 seconds in a meeting cast the first stone!
The Web site Mediaite is making a big deal out of Sen. Al Franken closing his eyes — dozing, is the word the website used — during Elena Kagan’s opening statement at her Supreme Court nomination hearing today.
Dozing? You be the judge
From what I could tell, Al Franken’s eyes were closed for four seconds.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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