Nothing says support the troops like screwing the working class at every chance they get. But forget that, because Mrs. Alito is waving the flag.
July 8, 2014

Of course Fox News felt compelled to peddle the kinder, gentler, 'better half' of the Alito partnership, so they trotted out Mrs. Alito for a warm and fuzzy interview about how she arranges for veterans to tour the Supreme Court and have tea with the justices.

This is somehow supposed to make us all feel better about the fact that her husband just aimed a death blow at women's reproductive options and aimed an arrow at the heart of labor unions all on the same day. Apparently the Alitos don't think veterans are women or union members, because Amurica.

Transcript below, via Fox News.

BREAM: Martha-Ann Alito has led a life full of unexpected adventures, living all over the globe as the only daughter of parents who both served in the U.S. Military, ultimately landing in our nation's capital when her husband Samuel Alito was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court. Not long after she started putting down D.C. roots, a friend invited her to Friday appreciation day at the Pentagon.

MARTHA-ANN ALITO, WIFE OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ALITO: You walked through the Pentagon, all of the members of the service who had been in whatever capacity wounded were walking through the corridors of the Pentagon, and everyone came out and applauded. It was so moving. At that point, it occurred to me, well, the military, they're fighting for the rule of law. Let's bring them to the court.

BREAM: Savvy, connected, and determined, Alito worked to arrange visits, which now happen twice a year, most recently in early June.

(on camera): What does it mean to you when you see them getting off the bus and you know they're about to have something very special?

MARTHA-ANN ALITO: Well, my heart just swells. I cannot tell you how much I love this country. I believe fully in American exceptionalism and the fact that these young people understand the concept of what our country is about, that it is for all of us, that they are willing to sacrifice themselves for all of us really makes me think, what have I done lately?

BREAM (voice over): Though she spearheads the visits, which include behind the scenes tours of the court, an afternoon tea, and visits with the justices, Alito deflects any praise, noting the scores of volunteers who get involved in everything from transporting the wounded warriors to making sure their every question is answered.

MARTHA-ANN ALITO: The warriors themselves will run around to each justice. Justice, may I have your picture, may I have your autograph? Justice, would you mind? Would you mind? Could we discuss this?

BREAM: Alito says she used to be surprised at how complex some of the questions from the soldiers were, showing a deep understanding of the Constitution and intricate legal issues.

MARTHA-ANN ALITO: I would go back and talk to Sam and say to him, you won't believe the question that came up, and I'm still amazed that this happened.

BREAM: That's important to her because all along her hope has been that the soldiers and justices would see their shared link in defending America's foundations. Alito says many of the justices send her notes after the visits, telling her how humbled they are.

(on camera): What experience do you want them to have? How do you want them to remember that, both the justices and the wounded warriors and their families who visit? What do you hope all sides get out of it?

MARTHA-ANN ALITO: The biggest plus is that indeed their country and the justices value their service.


BREAM: The wounded warriors' next visit to the court is in November. A special thanks to the Marines, Army, and the Supreme Court for allowing us to share the story with you. And that's it for today. Have a great week. We'll see you next "Fox News Sunday."

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