An ear-witness to the Georgetown talk tells me O'Connor reused the Roosevelt line, indicating that elements of the talk are part of her new stump speech.
Addendum II, March 14, 10 p.m.:What a difference a year makes! Back in April 2005, Newsweek captured O'Connor trying to make nice with some of her congressional foes by treating them to lunch ("sandwiches and a salad sprinkled with walnuts") and conversation at the court.
O'Connor has finally taken John Riggins' advice. Remember in 1985 when the Redskins running back said, "Loosen up, Sandy baby," to her at a formal dinner? What will O'Connor have to say before Riggins reverses his advice to "Tighten up, Sandy baby"? Send your predictions to firstname.lastname@example.org. (E-mail may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)
TODAY IN SLATE
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
I’m 25. I Have $250.03.
My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?