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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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    healthguyfsu | January 21, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Lookin’ to sleep in alll the wrong placesss


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

    Nap away, sweet pea.


       
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      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.

      🙂


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