This Reminds Me of Something...
Ok, this is old news by now:
Alito's Wife Leaves In Tears After 'Bigot' Question
POSTED: 7:19 am EST January 12, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Martha-Ann Bomgardner left her husband's confirmation hearings in tears, returning not long after. The episode elicited sympathy for her from senators of both parties -- and instant finger-pointing.
However, it had been niggling away in the back of my mind, because it sure as hell reminded me of something I'd read. And then I remembered what that something was...
Perhaps there may be someone who is offended at me, when he calls to mind how he himself, on a similar or even a less serious occasion, had recourse to prayers and supplications with many tears, and how he produced his children in court, which was a moving spectacle, together with a posse of his relations and friends; whereas I, who am probably in danger of my life, will do none of these things.
Wow. Socrates was on trial for his life, and even he didn't stoop so low as to make a spectacle out of his family.