As someone who has resorted to stabbing myself quietly in the thigh with my keys under the table just to stay awake during a meeting (alternate strategies- dig my nails into my palm to the point I almost draw blood, bite the inside of my cheek, etc.), I am willing to cut Cheney some slack for this. And yes, I understand he is the Vice-President and this is a crisis.
Sometimes, you just can’t stay awake. And I am not closing in on 70 with a bum heart.