This article about Governor-elect Tim Kaine records this heart-warming exchange between Kaine and the late Judge Robert Merhige:
"Anne Holton, Kaine's wife, was a clerk for Judge Merhige. So it was Judge Merhige who became almost a second father-in-law to the incoming governor. He even offered some warm advice at the Kaine-Holton wedding reception. Kaine recalled the exchange.
'Tim, you really better be good to Anne.' 'I'm going to be good to her, judge, because I love her. You know that.'
'No, I mean you better be good to her because I will kick your ass personally if I ever think you're not.'"