HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Congress Is a Snooze

Posted September 29, 2010 at 10:46am

Rep. Ted Poe took to the House floor to discuss a resolution Tuesday night, and perhaps his speech needed a little livening up, considering a member of the audience fell asleep directly behind him.

While the Texas Republican was at the podium discussing domestic violence — yes, we know, a very serious issue — a young child could be seen nodding off behind him.

The blond boy looks to be about 8 or 9 years old and clearly up past his bedtime. For the duration of Poe’s speech, the kid can be seen struggling to keep his eyes open, at times dozing off and subsequently falling over in his chair. Poe seems wholly unaware of the sleepyhead behind him.

No word on the mystery child’s identity, as a Poe spokeswoman tells HOH that she has no idea who the kid is. But here’s hoping the tyke got a good night’s rest.

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