Maybe there is someone out there who can lay their hands on this video and send me some stills. On Brit Hume's Special Report, Fox aired a video of Ruth Bader Ginsburg giving a talk about the Roberts confirmation hearings. The substance was that she thought that John Roberts had acquitted himself very well and had answered all of the questions properly, just as she would have done. Charles Krauthammer called it a "precious tape."
That's all well and good, but the really important part was what RBG was wearing. She was seated in a big wing chair and was swaddled in what looked like an enormous shawl or robe, her little head and hands peeking out from voluminous folds of a rather rich looking yellow brocade. Strangely, she was also wearing white gloves. She looked like a puppet whose manipulator was cleverly hidden in the chair and under the mountain of material. It was so strange: the gloved hands gesturing with no relationship to the body or arms, which were completely obscured by this outfit.
I confess: it reminded me of that I Love Lucy bit where Lucy handcuffs herself to Ricky and he has to appear on stage. She stands behind the curtains and gestures with her hand as he talks. Ruthie looked just like that.