An ideologue to her last breath. "My most fervent wish is that I not be replaced until there is a new president". In other words, let the Executive and the Senate violate the very Constitution that I swore to defend and not nominate and/or give advice and consent as is their duty. Trample on that document where I have tread so many times and carve out one more exception for a class of one this time.
It wasn't "granddaughter I love you". It wasn't "I'm coming to you Marty". It was a political wish about the seat she merely occupied but viewed somehow as hers.
Better she should quote Khan: "From hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee." It's more poetic.
Better yet would have been: "Build a time machine and go back to 2015 and tell me to resign in 44's penultimate year." Sorry RGB. That's not how time works, and I do not need a Terminator conundrum, especially in 2020.
So she was a decent, though ideological jurist. The stories say she had a good sense of humor. There are some that put a lot of pressure on that frail 87 year old 85 pound woman to carry the weight of liberalism. I hope she rests peacefully now that the burden has been lifted.