America’s Bubbe Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pre-Gamed Too Hard Before The State Of The Union

Professional badass, semi-pro glove-wearer Ruth Bader Ginsburg caught a few Zs at last month’s State of the Union, ostensibly because the overwhelming amounts of UV rays emanating from John Boehner’s orange face would make anyone drowsy. And now our favorite Supreme Court justice has given us the real reason she was nodding off: Notorious RBG was drunk.

Ruth Badass admitted that she might have been a few sheets further to the wind than the rest of her bench peers, telling the audience during a talk on Thursday night at George Washington University:

“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. 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.”

There’s always one at the pre-party who just can’t keep it together. But despite getting her drunk, apparently Justice Anthony Kennedy wasn’t as good as now-retired Justice David Souter, who used to help Tipsy McVodka keep it together at previous State of the Union addresses. Says Ginsburg,

“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.”

Well alrighty then. Despite this being perhaps one of the best anecdotes of all time, there was one person who wasn’t so pleased — her granddaughter:

“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!'”

BUBBE. The best bubbe America could ever have. [The Blaze]