RBG’s last wish

Commentary with a little “News with a Twist

Trump insinuates Justice Ginsburg’s granddaughter lied.

Shocking? Not really.

Donald Trump has attempted to cast doubt on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish, baselessly claiming a statement released by the supreme court justice’s family was written by Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer, prominent Democrats in Congress.

Clara Spera

The statement, by Justice Ginsburg’s granddaughter, Clara Spera, a Harvard-educated lawyer said,

“‘In the final days of her life, I asked my grandmother if there was anything she wanted to say to the public, to anyone that wasn’t already out there.’

“I pulled out my computer and she dictated the following sentence to me. She said: ‘My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.’

“‘I read it back to her and she was very happy with it. When I asked, is that it, is there anything else you’d like to say?, she said ‘the rest of my work is a matter of public record’. So that’s all she wanted to add.” 

Trump, in response to Justice Ginsburg’s final, fervent wish said,

“I don’t know that she said that, or was that written out by Adam Schiff or Pelosi? I would be more inclined to the second, OK – you know, that came out of the wind. That sounds so beautiful, but that sounds like a Schumer deal, or maybe Pelosi or for Shifty Schiff. So that came out of the wind, let’s say. I mean, maybe she did, and maybe she didn’t.”

Despite Trump’s disgustingly disrespectful and uncorroborated speculation, there is one thing that Around the Block, in a “News with a Twist” exclusive, learned that Trump did not address.

Glenda, the Good Witch of the North

Immediately after dictating her wish to Spera, Justice Ginsburg, because she was good, was visited by Glenda, the Good Witch of the North. Glenda suggested that to make her fervent wish come true, all Justice Ginsburg had to do was close her eyes and tap her ruby slipper clad heels together three times. Unfortunately, just before Glenda’s visit, Donald Trump had ordered AG William Barr to issue a search of Justice Ginsburg’s closet. Barr authorized acting Homeland Security Director Chad Wolf to unleash his unidentified federal agents who then raided RBG’s closet and stole her ruby slippers.

And the rest will be history.

Before I leave however, allow me to share my own wish with you:

“I wish that some ‘disgruntled administrative staffer,’ rather than simply quit, or write a tell-all book, would find that bucket of water and splash it on the Wicked Witch (Warlock?) of the West Wing.”

Then we can say once again, about our country, the United States of America, after almost four long years:

“There’s no place like home!”

Published by Ted Block

Ted Block is a veteran “Mad Man,” having spent 45+ years in the advertising industry. During his career, he was media director of several advertising agencies, including Benton & Bowles in New York and Foote, Cone and Belding in San Francisco; account management director on clients as varied as Clorox, Levi’s and the California Raisin Advisory Board (yes, Ted was responsible for the California Dancing Raisins campaign); and regional director for Asia based in Tokyo for Foote, Cone where he was also the founding president of FCB’s Japanese operations. Ted holds a Bachelor’s degree in communications from Queens College and, before starting in advertising, served on active duty as an officer on USS McCloy (DE-1038) in the U.S. Navy. Besides writing Around the Block, Ted is also a guest columnist for the Palm Beach Post.

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