When LU ran a headline earlier today about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg falling down and breaking three ribs, we offered a reminder about previous vows by liberals on social media to furnish the 85-year-old with the organs she might need to extend her working years.
Maybe libs who offered to donate organs to Ginsburg if she needed them will offer bone grafts.
Bone grafts, it seems, were thinking too small. Politically vocal actress Alyssa Milano — who promoted conversational health in the public square last year by renaming National Prayer Day “National A**hole Day” — is taking a more comprehensive view. As far as we know, Ginsburg has broken three ribs. But Milano has a list of body parts she is eager to donate to the justice, along with a bonus benefit that doesn’t seem to have ready applicability to the problem, but certainly sounds sacrificial in nature.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg can have my ribs. And my kidneys and a lung. And anything else she needs. She can even have my husband on Thursdays.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 8, 2018
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It isn’t clear why Milano offered both kidneys but only one lung. Speculation on that conundrum would probably be fruitless. The generous offer of her husband, talent agent David Bugliari, on Thursdays seems above and beyond the call of political duty, but Milano did tell Entertainment Tonight less than two weeks ago that “divorce is not an option” for them. Apparently they’re solid, and we can just hope Ms. Milano consulted with Mr. Bugliari before committing him.
Justice Ginsburg signaled earlier this year her intention to remain on the job for the foreseeable future. In January, she hired a slate of clerks for both 2019 and 2020. We wish her a speedy recovery and many years of health — partly because the thought of Alyssa Milano offloading both of her kidneys in a quixotic effort to keep the justice on the bench makes us melancholy. At this particularly unsettling time in American life, who needs that?