It appears that the sight of Martha-Ann Alito reduced to tears by the hearings has turned out to make Judge Alito and his wife both the subjects of great sympathy, and caused much fuss about whether the Democrats have crossed the line. (Even Katie Couric.)
Here's my prediction: before they finish with the other testimony, someone will break into very public tears about how much they fear Alito, and it will get much press coverage.
Huwaida Arraf at SDSU
47 minutes ago