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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:06 PM
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'I Am Alive': Justice Ginsburg Fires Back at Sen. Bunning's Death Prediction

'I Am Alive': Justice Ginsburg Fires Back at Sen. Bunning's Death Prediction
Ginsburg Says She's in 'Good Health,' Despite Bunning's 'Bad Cancer' Comment

March 24, 2010


A year after surgery for pancreatic cancer, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told an audience last week that she is feeling well -- and then took a dig at the senator who had claimed after her surgery that she would only have nine months to live.

"I am pleased to report that, contrary to Sen. Bunning's prediction, I am alive and in good health," she said.

Jim Bunning, R-Ky., made the comments during a private fundraiser on Feb. 21, 2009, when he described Ginsburg's cancer as "bad cancer -- the kind that you don't get better from."

He later apologized in a statement in which he misspelled the Justice's name. "I apologize if my comments offended Justice Ginsberg," Bunning then said.

Three days later and just 11 days after her surgery, Ginsburg, 77, attended President Obama's first speech to Congress. She said later that she attended the speech in part to show the country that she was alive and well, contrary to the senator's dire prediction.

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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:15 PM
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1. Creatrix bless her and keep her safe and well.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:23 PM
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2. I've always loved women named Ruth.
You've got fire, Supreme Ruth. :yourock:
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rgbecker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:41 PM
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3. Wasn't Bunning the "You Lie" guy. His 15 seconds were so short, I don't remember.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:45 PM
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4. No. He was the guy who was holding up the unemployment extension
bill-even worse, for millions.
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rgbecker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:53 PM
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5. These Bastards are all alike....hard to keep them straight.
Just to remind me, who was the "you lie" guy?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:59 PM
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7. Joe Wilson (R-asshole from SC) nt
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:56 PM
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6. IF?
I really hate it when people say "I'm sorry IF my comments offended you". That's a backhanded way of saying the person you offended reacted badly without you taking responsibility for what you said. :grr:
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