Mayor Sleepy

creditChannel 5's Morning Show had some fun today with the photo that ran in the Washington Post of Mayor Villaraigosa, uh, deeply in thought during the state of the union address. The mayor's office insists he was not sleeping, though they explain that if he had been there was good reason — his plane to Washington was delayed seven hours and turned into a red-eye. But no matter, because he was-not-dozing, they say. KTLA's Eric Spillman gathered reactions on the street in the video piece that's on the Times website.

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