Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.), already in political trouble for 2010, didn’t help matters any over the weekend.
At a Lincoln Day Dinner speech over the weekend, Bunning predicted that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would likely be dead from pancreatic cancer in nine months, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
The paper reports that Bunning reiterated his support of conservative judges, saying “that’s going to be in place very shortly because Ruth Bader Ginsburg…has cancer.”
“Bad cancer. The kind you don’t get better from,” Bunning went on. “Even though she was operated on, usually nine months is the longest that anybody would live after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.”
While Senator Bunning didn’t explicitly say it, he comes across like he’s looking forward for Justice Ginsburg to die. He just handed his opponents for 2010 – in a potential GOP primary or the general election – a whole case of ammunition to use against him.