Friday, March 03, 2006

Who Took Justice Ginsburg’s Blankie?

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell asleep during oral arguments on Wednesday. If this had happened to Justice Thomas or Justice Scalia the hue and cry in the media would be overwhelming. The story involved liberal icon Ginsburg so it was not even a story for much of the media. If Justice Scalia had been sleeping on the bench the media people would be speculating on his health and/or his nighttime activities. The following has not happened (yet):

Network Person (NP): “We have NBC White House correspondent David Gregory on the phone with us this morning. Dave, are you there?”

Gregory: “I’m here Bryant.”

NP: “My name is Bill.”

Gregory: “Don’t Fear the Reaper.”

NP: “What?”

Gregory: “What?”

NP: “What did you say about the Reaper?”

Gregory: “Oh, sorry Kurt, all they played at the Hooters Bangalore last night was Blue Oyster Cult and I just can’t get that Reaper song out of my head. Do you know how many cow bells there are in India?”

NP: “No I don’t Dick, and Dick, my name is Bill. Of course we are here this morning to talk about Justice Scalia falling asleep on the bench Wednesday. Dick, what have your contacts been telling you about this most recent incident with Scalia? Is he ill, is he too old or is there something more sinister at work here?”

Gregory: “He sure as hell wasn’t too old in the Hard Rock Calcutta Tuesday night!”

NP: “What?!”

Gregory: “You heard me. He was in there with Anna Nichol Smith and some stripper.”

NP: “In Calcutta?!”

Gregory: “He sent over some tequila shooters; he even came over and helped me with my Cagney imitation. Do you”

NP: “We seem to have lost our connection with NBC White House Correspondent David Gregory, live from India. We will have more on this latest Scalia judicial outrage later in the broadcast when we talk live to Northwestern Law School employee and former Weather Underground member Bernadine Dohrn from Chicago.”


Blogger Yasser Rahman said...

LOL...brillaint what can happen ;)

4:20 PM  
Anonymous MPW280 said...

Nice touch on what would have happened, though gergory would have had to get his head out of some place else to get shots at the Calcutta HR. MPW

6:50 PM  

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