Shhhh, Don't Wake Up Larry

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2009 6:38 PM CDT
White House National Economic Council Director Larry Summers nods off while President Obama talks to the press.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Larry Summers is no doubt putting in a lot of hours these days as a White House economic guru. Which might explain his ill-timed catnap today, in front of the media in the Roosevelt Room, as President Obama expounded on the dangers of the credit card industry, reports the Chicago Tribune.

From the pool press report: "He DID nod off, doing the head on the hand and then head falling off the hand thing. All other officials in the room appeared fully awake.''