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How Justice Ginsburg stole the #SOTU show

How Justice Ginsburg stole the #SOTU show

The Notorious RBG strikes again

First, she came prepared with her hometown paper. You know, just in case she got bored:

Then, she got to enjoy the company of her coworkers.

But since this year’s State of the Union address was just like every.other.state.of.the.union.address President Obama has given, Ginsberg decided to take a beat mid-speech. Being a Supreme Court Justice is hard work, you know.

Can you blame her though?

But wait! Vindication from the vicious nap rumors!

Jezebel got to the bottom of Napgate:

The plot thickens…

Per the Washington Post:

This year, Ginsburg, put up a strong fight against the urge to snooze through the SOTU, fiddling with her gloves (yeah, she often wears a black lace pair) and blinking to keep her eyes open. But when that wasn’t enough, it was Kennedy and Breyer to the rescue: Kennedy delivered a sharp elbow at one point to rouse her, and Breyer did the yeoman’s work, subtly nudging her at least eight times (we counted) and frequently flicking his gaze to check on her.

They’re no strangers to such duties: in previous years, they’ve helped prop her up so she didn’t slump over in slumber.

And her propensity for sleeping through speeches apparently has nothing to do with the material, or with the noise level (she wasn’t awoken by some of the most thunderous applause lines of the president’s address). Ginsburg credited her 2013 catnap to a “very good California wine” that Kennedy brought to a pre-SOTU dinner. Wonder if the Justices were pre-gaming again?

Those gloves though…

Crushed it.

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Maybe RBG should have waited until after the SOTU address to try Teresa Heinz Kerry raisin recipe. Her problem was a combination of eating non-white raisins and 57 of them at a sitting,

PS: If I had lifetime tenure, I would have stayed home and asked the White House to mail me a copy of the speech.

Obama had brief hope she had passed on mid speech, so he could appoint a young communist to serve for forty years.

Getting Senate approval will be more difficult now though, and RBG didn’t oblige Barry by resigning or dying while Harry “Nuclear Option” Reid was still on his throne.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Midwest Rhino. | January 21, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Just curious, but what do you base the idea on that Obama would have any more difficulty getting a communist appointed to the Supreme Court with McConnell and the Republicans running the Senate than he would have with Reid and the Democrats in charge?

RBG … Cornell grad … I apologize to the country.

RBG is an old lady, and Obama is a pompous windbag. I’m actually surprised more of the Justices don’t fall asleep during a 2 hour speech where, by ‘tradition’ the Justices are supposed to sit there like impassionate stones.

I really don’t begrudge RBG her nap. She has to be there for political show to support the President who is pushing a progressive agenda of which she is a supporter, but being almost 82, having had two forms of cancer, iron deficiency and recently heart disease (she had a coronary stent put in 11/26/14), I’m surprised that she doesn’t nod off more often in public when she can’t move or shift due to public observation.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | January 21, 2015 at 10:40 am

Notorious Narcoleptic

Word is there was a betting pool on the question of whether Kennedy or Breyer would catch her when she pitched forward.

That’s not WHO would catch her. That’s IF either would catch her…

“The Notorious RBG.” Oh, that’s hilarious! (But, really, the woman is 81 years old, it was late, and the speech was booooring. I certainly won’t criticize her for nodding off. Now, about her rulings…)

NRO talked about the ‘buzz’ from the front row.

What was unclear was whether the ‘buzz’ was the result of Ginsburg cutting wood or if it was her pacemaker acting up.

buckeyeminuteman | January 21, 2015 at 11:15 am

Lets just hope none of the conservative Justices don’t croak in the next 2 years. In the case of Roberts though, “what difference would it make?”

Did she miss anything while napping?

Lookin’ to sleep in alll the wrong placesss

Henry Hawkins | January 21, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Nap away, sweet pea.

    platypus in reply to Henry Hawkins. | January 21, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Now you’ve stepped in it, Henry.

    My darling wife’s nickname is Sweetpea. Technically, you have an argument that it isn’t spelled EXACTLY the same so it should not be assumed to BE the same.

    If we were discussing two labels for substantially similar people, I’d rightly be accused of being overly sensitive. But my wonderful wife is a WA state coordinator for Tea Party Patriots, a coordinator for Tacoma Narrows Tea Party, a district committee chairman for the WA state GOP 26th leg. dist. and was the primary mover-and-shaker for flipping this district from 2 blue 1 red to 3 red 0 blue last election.

    But her main claim to fame is when she and a bunch of other cranky citizens ran into the establishment state GOP chairman (with a few cronies) at the capitol. He introduced her to them as “Watch out for her; she’s a troublemaker.”

    So we are NOT talking about two similar people. But since this is your first “offense” albeit innocently done, you merit forgiveness and a warning:

    Mess with Sweetpea at your peril.