Thursday, March 02, 2006

Duck Blinds and Blind Justice

A post on Daily Kos defends the honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with the following:
"Ruth Bader Ginsburg has consistently defended the Constitution. She has put herself up on a daily basis as a protector of what's right in America. Imagine if you will going to work every day and facing Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and John Roberts. They snicker at your ideas. They sleep through your presentations. They belittle you through surrogates in the press. They laugh at you in duck blinds."
I'm not sure how Clarence Thomas and John Roberts got into the duck hunting story, nor have I heard about anyone sleeping through Ginsberg's presentations, but along comes the story that Justice Ginsberg herself was asleep on the bench during arguments for the Texas gerimandering case. From the AP:
"The subject matter was extremely technical, and near the end of the argument Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dozed in her chair. Justices David Souter and Samuel Alito, who flank the 72 year-old, looked at her but did not give her a nudge."
No doubt dreaming of sitting in a duck blind with Scalia.


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