If you’re hurting for a Galentine this year, may we suggest Ruth Bader Ginsburg? The Associate Justice of the Supreme Court came clean to The Blaze about the reason she dozed off during President Obama’s State of the Union speech last month – girlfriend says she was a little tipsy.
“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 told the source.
“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!’”
This is just the latest awesome act in Bader Ginsburg’s pop culture canon – she’s a longtime proponent of gay marriage, she was a major player in fighting for birth control rights during the Hobby Lobby case in 2014 and she’s inspired the extremely popular Notorious RBG blog. Not bad for an 81-year-old with a taste for California wine.
Is the notorious judge embarrassed about falling asleep? Not even a little, and she owned up to a history of snoozing during the annual State of the Union.
“David Souter, when he was on the court, he was on one side and he had an acute sense of when I was about to [nod off]. Now I have Justice Kennedy on one side, Justice Breyer, and they’re sort of timid about it,” she told The Blaze.
Hey, no one seems to be holding it against her.
[h/t The Blaze]