Even Justice Ginsburg Can’t Be Sober to Listen to Obama


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had trouble staying awake for the State of the Union last month. But, she made an admission as to why. She enjoyed some alcohol prior to the event and was not sober.

“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,” Ginsburg told an audience at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Thursday night.

“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. “So I got a call when I came home from one of my granddaughters and she said, ‘Bubbe, you were sleeping at the State of the Union!”

While drinking games are often played by State of the Union viewers from the comforts of their own homes, Justice Ginsburg got a jump on them by preparing for the event. Justice Antonin Scalia who also was at George Washington University joked about his colleague and friend’s State of the Union activities.

“Well, that’s the first intelligent thing you’ve done.”

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H/T: The Blaze

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