Bill struggles to stay awake

In between political events attacking Barry Obama, and employing those ‘politics of personal destruction’ that he otherwise decries, President Clinton managed to shoehorn into his busy schedule an event honoring Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But he must be quite busy, as it was clear that he was out of gas, nodding off during the service.

The NY Post called it right – “Bill Has a Dream.” Literally – he was sleeping and dreaming about something (the family nature of this blog prevents me from speculation about what he may have been dreaming about).

Bill Has a Dream

Bill Clinton showed yesterday why he made it into the book “The Art of Napping.”

During an appearance at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem, the former president was caught nodding off.

Clinton was there during a service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while his wife was nearby at Abyssinian Baptist Church, where she was endorsed by its minister, Rev. Calvin Butts.

Clinton has had napping episodes before. Among others, he nodded off at a Mets game and at Ronald Reagan’s funeral.

When he was president, he told Dan Rather, “If I can take a nap, even 15 or 20 minutes in the middle of the day, it is really invigorating to me. On the days when I’m a little short of sleep, I try to work it out so that I can sneak off and just lie down for 15 minutes, a half an hour, and it really makes all the difference in the world.”