Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87. I express my condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.
You can go to all sorts of media stories about her life, so I won't bother going over it all.
Her death unleashes yet another political firestorm in a year in which it was hard to imagine yet another political firestorm. We will see a battle over whether President Trump should or should not name a replacement for RBG. The Dems will wheel out the tired arguments about not naming a Justice during an election year--unless, of course, a Democrat is in the White House. The Republicans, I hope, will cite RBG herself,
When asked if the Senate should consider then-President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, Ginsburg said, “That’s their job,” the New York Times reported. “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being president in his last year,” Ginsburg added.
So, do the head count, if the Senate votes exist, then move on. Let the Dem mob riot in the street, that's what they do best.
Now, let's turn to RBG herself.
We see her held up as an icon, described--even by President Trump--as "amazing." We have a true intellectual giant such as Meghan Markle, the Royal High Grand Duchess of Cupcakes and NetFlix or whatever, telling us mortals, from her mega-mansion on the California coast, that RBG, “has been a true inspiration to me since I was a girl. Honor her, remember her, act for her.”
Yeah, right . . . as if Her Royal Cupcakeness had heard of RBG before some PR flack wrote that blather for her. No word from defrocked Prince Harry as to whether RBG inspired him to become a little girl . . .
OK, fine, but, sorry, at the risk of seeming cruel and uncouth, might we ask for proof of that judicial greatness?
I see lots of puff pieces and hagiographies, e.g., here, but they come off rather skimpy when listing her achievements as a Justice.
OK, I got it: she favored killing unborn children and "promoting" women, but other than that? What?
Just a thought.