Barack Obama embraced Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as he entered the House of Representatives to give the State of the Union address last night, and the internet (OK, the Huffington Post) subsequently went bananas, describing it as “The Best Hug in the History of Liberal America.” I don’t know about that, but it did look like a pretty tight squeeze. And I certainly wouldn’t turn down a cuddle with the Notorious RBG, who was looking fine in black crocheted gloves, vintage-y looking red earrings, and an elaborate beaded necklace. Can we just take a moment to appreciate her sartorial prowess, in addition to her brilliant intellect and intimidating professional achievements? Yes? [bows head] <moment>
Ginsburg then appeared to fall asleep for a bit in the middle, but you know what? When you’re an 81-year-old feminist trailblazing judge who sleeps four hours a night and fights the good fight for Americans daily, you get to do whatever. you. want. in the President’s State of the Union address. And that includes taking a nap.
This has been your bi-monthly Ruth Bader Ginsburg fangirl update. We’ll see you in March.