Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cemented her status as the GOAT of the Supreme Court. Not for any particular judiciary reason, mind you, but because the 81-year-old Supreme Court Justice was tanked during President Obama’s most recent State of the Union Address. I guess even she can’t listen to Obama anymore without some liquid courage, either.
In a talk at George Washington University this past week, RBG explains how she raged harder than you did last month during the President’s address:
“The audience for the most part is awake, because they’re bobbing up and down, and we sit there, stone-faced, sober judges. But we’re not, at least I wasn’t, 100 percent sober, because before we went to the State of the Union, Justice Kennedy brought in … it was an Opus something or other, very fine California wine, and I vowed this year, just sparkling water, stay away from the wine, but in the end, the dinner was so delicious, it needed wine,”
Damn. Are you SURE Justice Anthony Kennedy isn’t related to the Kennedy political family in some way? Because getting your coworkers wasted before appearing in front of the President, both houses of Congress, and appearing on national television is a power move.
Ginsburg appeared on TV multiple times completely passed the fuck out and not giving two shits about it. Apparently, this wasn’t the first time this has happened either: Former justices, including the raging-est Supreme Court justice there ever was, David Souter, used to wake her up whenever she nodded off during one of her “wine sleeps”. But this time around, neither Kennedy nor Justice Stephen Breyer had the balls to disturb Ginsburg’s slumber. To be fair, she looks like she’d completely fuck you up if you dared wake her.
Keep on raging, RBG..