Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I 'Wasn't 100% Sober' During State of the Union


Supreme Court Justice and flawless living goddess Ruth Bader Ginsburg admitted that she may have been napping a little during President Obama’s State of the Union address, but it wasn’t because she was bored. It’s because prior to the speech she’d been drinking a “very fine California wine.”

Ginsburg revealed this endearing anecdote during a talk at George Washington University this week, according to The Hill,

“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,” Ginsburg said.

Ginsburg further explained that former Justices were aware of her wine sleeps; former SOTU seat buddy David Souter wasn’t shy about jarring her awake when she’d start to nod off. Now, she sits between Justices Breyer and Kennedy, two men who don’t have the chutzpah to interrupt a napping 81-year-old legal giant. To be fair: could you throw an elbow at Ruth Bader Motherfucking Ginsburg? I sure as hell couldn’t.

Later, her granddaughter would call her to mildly rebuke her for sleeping.

RBG is truly living her best life.

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