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Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'Was Not 100% Sober' at State of the Union

Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'Was Not 100% Sober' at State of the Union

If you noticed that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was taking a little nap during the State of the Union address this year, there was a reason behind it.

“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,” the 81-year-old Supreme Court Justice said.

Ruth explained that she had a little bit to drink at dinner with the other justices before the big event.

“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,” Ruth added. “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!’”

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  • jamswithjam

    still a badass gal.

  • j b

    Wonder who the old bag gave a BJ to in order to become Supreme Court Justice. Bet she gives a good one without those dentures.

  • Betty Bucket

    She’s 81. She can run around naked in the oval office if she wants to. You go, gurlfriend!

  • jamswithjam

    keep your fantasies to yo self bro. Im eating breakfast.

  • kellyf

    I don’t really have a problem with her, but if she can’t stay awake for the state of the union, should we be entrusting her with the biggest decisions with the biggest ramifications in the country. I’m not a big proponent of lifelong supreme court appointments.

  • Robin Perkins

    It was boring as hell. I wouldn’t even need alcohol to pass out. You go Ruth…

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    God, these are the people running the highest court in the land. A bunch of boozing old farts who can’t stay awake when the president speaks.

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