"It can't be documented that Louis XVI ever said, "L'État, c'est moi," but the sentiment squares with his actions and general attitudes.
As for Thomas, his inflation of attacks on himself seems to be an expression of an ingrained trait of his personality. (Recall that, in connection with the Senate hearings on his confirmation, Anita Hill took [and passed] a polygraph test on her assertions, Thomas refused to submit himself to one, claiming that the Senate's entertainment of Hill's charges was "a high-tech lynching for uppity Blacks.")
A parting aside: it's remarkable that anyone with any sense of history about the Federalist Society could take the position, before it, that criticisms of individual justices undermine the credibility of the US Supreme Court per se."
Also on the Charlie Sheen shine .... Thomas sexual predilections have been revealed in a new kiss and tell book according to Zenitha Prince at Afro, and he's the closet sex star of it.