Monday, April 22, 2024

RIP RBG, Age 87, from Pancreatic Cancer: Did Trump Know When He Read off His List of Replacements Last Week?


Everyone will be sobbing tonight.

Beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at age 87 from pancreatic cancer. She’d been battling it for years, still managing to participate in court decisions and proceedings.

What stinks is that just last week Donald Trump had a special press conference to read off a list of idiots he would propose for the court. He’d no doubt heard that RBG, as she was affectionately called, was terminally ill.

Now it’s up to Democratic leaders to prevent Trump from appointing a replacement until after the election, the same way Barack Obama was stopped from installing Merrick Garland four years ago. If Trump is allowed to put one of those morons on the court, this country is doomed.

Ginsburg’s memory must be honored, and the country has to be saved from this lunacy.

Here is RBG’s obit from National Public Radio. And from CNN. As usual, the New York Times has not yet posted anything. (Here’s the obit, late.)

In entertainment terms, no other Supreme Court Justice has had such an powerful, positive impact on the culture. Last year she was the subject of a documentary and a feature film. She was lovingly played on “Saturday Night Live” by Kate McKinnon. Nothing seemed to stop Ginsburg– who was ailing– from living her life to the fullest.

It’s hard to believe Justice Ginsburg couldn’t make it to the end of the year, or at least to the election. But she really gave us everything. We can’t thank her enough for getting us this far. Now we must devote ourselves to finishing the job and voting Trump and his cronies out. That will be our thank you to her.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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