The Supreme Court’s resident bad ass.

Courtesy of CNN:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she’s on her way “to being very well” after receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Speaking at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Ginsburg told a crowd gathered in Washington, DC, on Saturday, “As this audience can see I am alive. And I’m on my way to being very well.” She was met with thunderous applause.

The US Supreme Court announced on August 23 that physicians had discovered a malignancy on Ginsburg’s pancreas and that she subsequently had three weeks of radiation treatment. “The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” the court said. Despite the treatment, the 86-year-old has made a series of recent public appearances and continues to travel.

Ginsburg told the crowd Saturday that she’ll be ready for the start of the next Supreme Court session, saying, “We have more than a month yet to go. I will be prepared when the time comes.’

When asked how she keeps on “truckin” Ginsburg responded with this: 

“I love my job. It’s the best and the hardest job that I have ever had. It’s kept me going through four cancer bouts,” Ginsburg said. “Instead of concentrating on my aches and pains, I just know that I have to read this set of briefs, go over the draft opinion.”

You when I was growing up my heroes were folks like Bruce Lee and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who I believed were examples of physical strength and internal fortitude. 

But I have to say that Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves them in the dust.

Four times cancer came to take her and four times she said “Not now, I have a job to do .” 

Thankfully it was just cancer, right?

If you do not have any other good reason to vote in 2020, and trust me you have tons, you should turn out just to ensure that Donald Trump does not get to pick her replacement on the Supreme Court. 

Because that would be a fucking travesty.