February 25, 2009

David Souter funnies

     One day when Souter was making his usual solo drive from Washington to New Hampshire, he stopped for lunch in Massachusetts. A stranger and his wife came up to him and asked, "Aren't you on the Supreme Court?"
     Souter said he was.
     "You're Justice Breyer, right?" said the man.
     Rather than embarrass the fellow, Souter simply nodded and exchanged pleasantries, until he was asked an unexpected question.
     "Justice Breyer, what's the best thing about being on the Supreme Court?"
     The justice thought for a while, then said, "Well, I'd have to say it's the privilege of serving with David Souter."

Jeffrey Toobin — The Nine, p. 246

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