RBG Visits 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for the Festival of Lights

December 8th, 2011

President Obama remarks on Hanukkah, as provided by the White House

THE PRESIDENT:&; Well, good evening, everybody. Welcome to the White House. Thank you all for joining us tonight to celebrate Hanukkah — even if we’re doing it a little bit early. (Laughter.)

I want to start by recognizing a few folks who are here. The ambassador to the United States from Israel, Michael Oren, is in the house. (Applause.) We are honored to be joined by one of the justices of the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is here. (Applause.) We are thrilled to see her.  She’s one of my favorites, I got to — (laughter.)  I’ve got a soft spot for Justice Ginsburg.

I wonder where Kagan and Breyer are? The Hebraic Triad was there last year. I have a pretty good idea where Justice Kagan will be on Christmas.