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Zzzzzzzzzz (Ginsburg: Obama SotU put her to sleep)
The National Law Journal ^ | 02/03/10 | By Jonathan Hayter

Posted on 02/03/2010 12:19:00 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

Appearing before a sold-out audience in New York last week, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg that she found it hard to stay awake during the State of the Union address. Something to do with that Campari spritzer and a glass of wine she'd had during dinner with the other justices.

Justice Stephen Breyer nudged her awake a few times during the speech; she recalled fondly how former Justice David Souter would give her a "gentle pinch" when she had the sleepies.

Ginsburg mused that, although she had trouble keeping her eyes open, everyone else in the chamber was "sober as judges."


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: baderginsburg; bho44; bhosotu; dotage; ginsburg; incompetent; obama; scotus; snoozefest; state; union; wakeup

1 posted on 02/03/2010 12:19:01 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

She looked so old and feeble I almost felt sorry for her. Almost but didn’t.


2 posted on 02/03/2010 12:21:11 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

That saucy minx!


3 posted on 02/03/2010 12:22:18 PM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Its hard to be sure, but she is very ill. So I’ll cut her some slack here and the speech for a healthy fully rested person was a dozer.


4 posted on 02/03/2010 12:22:46 PM PST by svcw (Ellie and Mark come out come out where ever you are.....)
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To: svcw

I agree. She is probably on medication that makes her sleepy and I imagine she rarely feels well. However, I’d like her to hang on until a Republican is elected in 2012.


5 posted on 02/03/2010 12:25:00 PM PST by twigs
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
...she recalled fondly how former Justice David Souter would give her a "gentle pinch"...

That could not have been voluntary. Must've gotten her mixed up with one of the boys. Just sayin'.
6 posted on 02/03/2010 12:25:26 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Where is that sketch with her face on the table???


7 posted on 02/03/2010 12:26:42 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Reminds me of “1776”, but Ruthie can say each of those quotes (with appropriate paraphrasing, and ironically with “Congress” laughing):

Franklin: Please Mr. Dickinson, but must you start banging? How is a man to sleep?

John Dickinson: Forgive me, Dr. Franklin, but must YOU start speaking? How is a man to stay awake?

Obama - speaking
Congress - banging (all the raucous applause, after all, would’ve kept jerking me awake)


8 posted on 02/03/2010 12:27:12 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg you drunken slut. Been looking for a reason to say that, and now I can and be factually correct. Okay - one less thing.


9 posted on 02/03/2010 12:27:26 PM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Janet Nap-a-lot-tino was also sound asleep from the look of things. A real barn burner of a speech I can tell!

Is there not also a rather infamous court sketch of the SCOTUS that has a completely asleep head on the desk Justice Ginsberg?

10 posted on 02/03/2010 12:27:33 PM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: twigs

Honestly, the main fear is if a “Republican” leaves the SCOTUS during Uhbama’s term. Tipping the scales, you know.


11 posted on 02/03/2010 12:28:44 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: GraceG

12 posted on 02/03/2010 12:28:50 PM PST by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Did she comment on how the wise Latina sat there slack-jawed with drooling dripping down her chin?


13 posted on 02/03/2010 12:28:52 PM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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14 posted on 02/03/2010 12:29:00 PM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: GraceG

15 posted on 02/03/2010 12:29:42 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

She almost made me chuckle but I didn’t.


16 posted on 02/03/2010 12:29:52 PM PST by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

She made it to Obama, so she will probably retire in the next 2+ years - Obama won’t be elected for a second term.


17 posted on 02/03/2010 12:48:10 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: svcw

Thanks for your compassion. Pancreatic cancer at her age is not easily endured.


18 posted on 02/03/2010 12:55:09 PM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Hang in there you hag, until a real President can appoint your successor.


19 posted on 02/03/2010 12:58:45 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (November is coming.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

LOL


20 posted on 02/03/2010 12:59:05 PM PST by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I’m don’t think that response is really called for.

I do wonder why she hasn’t retired. She’s obviously ill and I believe her husband is? Democrat in the W.H. She isn’t the power breaker on the court that would be Kennedy.

Obviously I’d prefer retirements when we stood a chance of a proper replacement for the court but if you are an ill Liberal with an overwhelmingly stacked Senate, House and W.H. I must say I don’t understand her reasoning here. Unless the occupation is giving her reason to battle anther day.

Of the liberals on the court she is far from the one I dislike most. The Republican nominee for the court, Souter, is.


21 posted on 02/03/2010 1:06:00 PM PST by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

What the heck’s the difference if she’s asleep? She could always phone in her Court decisions anyhow.


22 posted on 02/03/2010 1:48:42 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Soul Seeker
Um, David Souter retired last June.

Try John Stevens if you want a real plug nickel of a judge.

23 posted on 02/03/2010 1:57:23 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Soul Seeker
Fear of another Souter led George W. Bush to seek the answer to a single question when he interviewed five potential nominees. All five were deemed to be conservatives. The question was whether they'd be the same 25 years from now as they are today--in other words, just as conservative. The interviews lasted from one hour to nearly two. Bush found John Roberts the most impressive. He decided Roberts would not lurch to the left as Souter had or even drift in that direction as other Supreme Court appointees of Republican presidents have. A White House official said Bush doesn't expect Roberts to "grow in office."
24 posted on 02/03/2010 2:12:50 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Ruth jolted awake about a second after 0’s scolding of the SCOTUS during the SOTU speech. It was fun to watch.


25 posted on 02/03/2010 2:21:25 PM PST by ntnychik
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