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The Sleepy Dormouse at 1600
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Joe Biden meets with Naftali Bennett in the Oval Office last Friday (YouTube screenshot)

My friend, high school classmate, and BizPac Review columnist, Dave Scott, has brought to our attention the striking resemblance between our somnolent president and the sleepy dormouse in Alice in Wonderland. The comparison was shown to be particularly apt on Friday when our dormouse president appeared to nod off during an Oval Office visit with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

Lord knows many an American has had the same problem staying awake while listening to Sleepy Joe stumbling through his televised remarks as he attempts to defend the indefensible carnage that results almost daily from his wonderland administration. But regardless of whether our Joe was really listening to the prime minister’s remarks and was just resting his eyes rather than catching 20 winks, this is one hell of a way to appear before the leader of a valued ally. Joe could at least try to look alert. He doesn’t even have to really listen, because what is said in these staged events is predictable boiler-plate. But courtesy, decorum, and optics require he at least appear to be listening. Apparently Jen Psaki should be packing NoDoz tablets along with the large print cue cards on the rare occasions when she rolls Sleepy Joe out before the public. And she should take care not to schedule events like Friday’s during what is normally Joe’s nap time. Wake me when it’s over might do for a long and boring airline flight, but not for affairs of state.

Larry Thornberry
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Larry Thornberry is a writer in Tampa.
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