Ron Klain Writes to David Gergen on Justice Ginsburg “Performance Pitfalls” When She Was Up for SCOTUS Nomination

Page 62 of this pdf from the new Clinton library papers. A snippet:

And finally, Judge Ginsburg’s technique — her failure to make eye contact, her halting speech, her “laconic” nature (to use Jim Hamilton’s phrase) -~ is not helpful….

You should be cautious in dealing with her on these and other points. Judge Ginsburg views the White House’s interest and her interests as being at odds with each other: she sees us as having a stake in presenting.her as a moderate and in getting along well with the Senate; she sees her interests as “being herself, ” preserving her “dignity’,” and promoting her “independence.”

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