John Kerry: I Wasn’t Sleeping During the Poland Meeting, I Swear!

"Just a really long blink!"

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Does the above look like a “really long blink” to you?

Yeah, I didn’t think so either. But that’s how Secretary of State John Kerry is characterizing a caught-on-tape gaffe in Poland that caused him a wee-bit of embarrassment yesterday. Brian Ries of Mashable was the first to notice the Snoozing Secretary, and immediately posted the above GIF, along with this tweet:

And that’s what prompted John Kerry himself to tweet this back in response:

Thus, Nap-Gate…or Snooze-Gate…or whatever “Gate” this will inevitably be called…was born. And if this video doesn’t convince you that the Ketchup King was trying to sneak a few Z’s in, well then, nothing will:

It’s okay, Johnny-Boy! Jet-lag affects even the best of us, and I can only imagine the sheer boredom you must be experiencing any time you’re forced to listen to someone ramble on who isn’t yourself.

Why don’t you just OWN IT…like this guy:


Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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