John Roberts’s Magna Carta Joke

August 11th, 2014


At the outset of his speech, Roberts said that a few months ago a tourist guide at Runnymede asked his group for questions. One asked when the document was signed. The tour guide said 1215. And the tourist turned to his wife and said, “See, I told you we shouldn’t have stopped for lunch. We just missed it.”

There were plenty of laughs, but they grew to a roar when Roberts delivered this flourish: “If you don’t like that, you try coming up with a Magna Carta joke.”