Framing the Dialogue

Separated At Birth – Buzzi/Ginsburg

Ruth Ann Buzzi:   Ruth Ann Buzzi is an American comedienne and actress of theatre, film, and television and is most known for her appearances on the 60/70s hit show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.  Before leaving New York for a career in Los Angeles as a television star, Buzzi played in several musical variety shows and television commercials, some of which won national awards including the coveted Clio Award.  Buzzi’s first national recognition on television came on The Garry Moore Show.  In the late 1960s, she was featured as a semi-regular on the sitcom That Girl as Marlo Thomas’s friend.  A versatile comedienne, she played everything from dowdy old women, to tipsy drunks, to Southern belles to flashy hookers.  Her most famous character is the dowdy spinster Gladys Ormphby, clad in drab brown with her bun hairdo covered by a visible hairnet knotted in the middle of her forehead. In most sketches, she used her lethal purse, with which she would flail away vigorously at anyone who incurred her wrath.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg:  Ruth Ann Buzzi is an American comedienne and actress based on her constitutional views and is most known for her appearances on the Supreme Court of the United States (POTUS).  Before leaving New York for a career in Washington, Bader was a shill (general council and board member) of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  Bader’s first national recognition came ehn Jimmy Carter appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia in 1980.  In 1993 Bill Clinton nominated Ginsburg for SCOTUS and was sworn in even though she was in her 60s.  She is featured as a semi-regular on the liberal decisions that are handed down by the courts.  A deconstructionist, she plays fast and loose with her oath to uphold the American Constitution to please her constituency ranging between everything from dowdy old women, to tipsy drunks, to Southern belles to flashy hookers.  Her most famous character is the dowdy justice Ruthie Bader, clad in drab brown with her bun hairdo covered by a visible hairnet knotted in the middle of her forehead. In most of her decisions she would flail away vigorously at argument not in line with her liberal, progressive, socialist views.

At some point Ruth Bader Ginsburg took this oath to become a Supreme Court Justice:

I, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, do solemnly swear that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as Supreme Court Justice under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.”

Ginsburg recently visited Egypt and offered advice as they consider their own constitution [does anyone see the irony when a Jewish lawyer offers advice to a Muslim country whose new leaders are vowing to destroy Israel?]:

 “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.  I might look at the constitution of South Africa. That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, have an independent judiciary. It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done.”

“Why not take advantage of what is else there in the world? I’m a very strong believer in listening and learning from others.”

 Ginsburg has made her views on the U.S. Constitution known and I am not sure why she is allowed to sit in judgement and ignore her oath to uphold that document;

“The notion that it is improper to look beyond the borders of the United States in grappling with hard questions has a certain kinship to the view that the U.S. Constitution is a document essentially frozen in time as of the date of its ratification.” [emphasis added]

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  1. Virginia says:

    well, Ginsberg does look like Ruth Buzzi in her funny old lady Gladys role from Laugh in, Buzzi is a talented commedienne, a Republican I believe, Ginsberg is an unfriendly sourpuss who is as funny as falling off a tower to near death.

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