Helen Thomas: Heroine; Icon; Everywoman

Love her: Just before today's White House press briefing, MSNBC's cameras caught correspondent Helen Thomas doing what we all feel like doing after lunch on Friday: power-napping.

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You guys, this week I totally fell asleep at my desk and I don't even have the excuse of being in my eighties. I lost ten minutes or so. Thank God my retired colleague's position hasn't been filled yet.

Just for the record: chronic insomniac who goes for as much as 3-4 days without sleep.

Helen Thomas: You just go on with your bad self!