Take That!

"That's Sicilian!" Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia explained, after making a rude hand gesture last week when asked what he'd say to critics who question his impartiality. Here's a look at four other memorable moments in the long, colorful history of the political insult.

EYES ON THE PRIZE King Agamemnon dissed Achilles by stealing his war prize, the beautiful woman Briseis. So the warrior laid down his sword, giving Troy a boost in its epic battle with the Greeks.

SHE SANK HIS BATTLESHIP Spain's Philip II didn't impress England's Elizabeth I, who said she couldn't "fear a man who took 10...

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