Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85 years old. I sometimes wonder if she or we will ever regret the fact that she didn’t retire when Obama was president, so he could replace her with another liberal lion. But as it is, Ginsburg is still fighting the good fight on the Supreme Court, even though she’s still mourning the passing of her favorite person and closest friend Antonin Scalia (I sh-thole you not). So what gets Ginsburg through the day? Scrunchies. International scrunchie shopping.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is finally opening up about her penchant for hair scrunchies. Aside from the signature black robe and lace doilies, Justice Ginsburg, 85, has made the scrunchie a staple in her wardrobe throughout her 24-year tenure as she continues to battle against gender discrimination and for women’s rights.
“I have been wearing scrunchies for years,” she told the Wall Street Journal in a recent interview during which she championed her go-to hair accessory.
“My best scrunchies come from Zurich. Next best, London, and third best, Rome,” Justice Ginsburg detailed.
However, she did admit that her international assemblage of hair ties is incomparable to her other accessories.
“My scrunchie collection is not as large as my collar and glove collections, but scrunchies are catching up,” the political powerhouse revealed.
Some day I hope to be cool enough to say the words “My best scrunchies come from Zurich.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Internationally Notorious RBG and global scrunchie shopper and scrunchie advocate. I’m sure this would violate a million ethics rules, but surely there’s some scrunchie company out there which could give her a scrunchie-modeling contract?
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