I've reported on something I've called "The Face" in older posts on my old blog. Everyone by now has read about Eliot Spitzer, the dogged former attorney general and current governor of New York and his prostitute scandal. Spitzer was well-known for being a tough law-and-order prosecutor when AG, especially when he busted at least one prostitution ring. According to Susie Bright, who has been following the story, "only a few years ago, in 2004, Spitzer spoke "with revulsion" after announcing his arrest of eighteen people who ran an escort business out of Staten Island. [...] This was a sophisticated and lucrative operation with a multi-tiered management structure," Mr. Spitzer sputtered at the time. "It was, however, nothing more than a prostitution ring."" Yes, this same Spitzer who was repulsed by an escort business has hired one himself.
Funny how things turn out.
Below is a photograph of him admitting that he had spent thousands of dollars and time on a high-priced hooker named Kristen. Notice that expression. I've seen in very often in (mostly) men who get caught doing something wrong. This "Face" is not regret or a way of apologizing for past wrongs. It means, "Shitdamn, I got caught!"
Here is a "Face" photo of Spitzer with his wife by his side, doing her best impression of the hang-dog, humiliated spouse who Stands By Her Man.
Here are some other politicos wearing "The Face":
This face could be nothing more than photographers taking advantage of men caught with their pants down, so to speak, but I've seen it so often that I think it bears notice. I don't expect to see it disappear any time soon.