Those of you who like to point out folks in high places with Classics degrees might want to make note of the following ... First, Indenews reports that U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has appointed Jean Bordewich to be staff director of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, which Mr. Schumer chairs. Here's her background (she's currently chief of staff for another politico):

Ms. Bordewich's first experience with the U.S. Senate came soon after she graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in the classics-she specialized in ancient Greek-when she became the press secretary for then-U.S. Senator Richard Stone of Florida. She held that post from 1975-81.

Second, I think we've mentioned the head of the UK's MI5 before, but in case you didn't know, the Times has a nice interview with him which includes this tidbit:

Mr Evans, 50, a classical studies graduate of the University of Bristol, also made clear that his job bore little resemblance to that portrayed in Spooks. The BBC television actors are better dressed and “more omnipotent”, and more prone to histrionics.