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Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Did Biden fall asleep during Obama’s debt speech? (video)

Updated 10:10 a.m.:

President Obama delivered his address on the nation’s fiscal problems Wednesday afternoon, framing the debate and outlining his position on important issues like spending on mandatory programs, and taxes. And it looks as if the vice president, whom Obama tapped to lead budget negotiations with congressional leaders, took an opportunity to catch some shut-eye before the big fight.

User poll after the jump.

What do you think? Was Biden sleeping, or was he merely blocking out his visual senses so as to better focus on the president’s words?

This is not the first time Obama has induced what-appears-to-be-a-snooze. Here are some videos of others taking an opportunity to close their eyes during an Obama speech:

And Obama is not alone. Here’s Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) apparently nodding off during President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address in 2007:

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