Instead of being alert in Wednesday’s Cabinet session about California’s wildfire crisis and perhaps offering some helpful action items for the team, Vice President Dick Cheney apparently decided it was snooze o’clock and got a little shuteye at the meeting table, although a White House flack insisted he was simply “meditating.”

Editor’s Note: Our esteemed colleague offered the following other headline options for this story: “Relaxing in Front of a Cozy Fire,” “Calif. Nightmare Is Cheney’s Dream,” and “Bad News, Good Snooze.”

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