Shiny Happy Democrats


So, does Eliot Spitzer think no one knows what he looks like? The New York attorney general/corporate dragon slayer/self-promotion machine is running a series of ads (he's running for governor) that have been roundly mocked for protraying him with the top of his head cut off. Said top is, of course, very bald. Is one of the most famous politicians in America just unusually vain?

Actually, no. Jonathan Tasini, who's running as an anti-war primary candidate against Hillary Clinton, is running an ad that mimicks the Spitzer Crop to a T. Tasini is less absurdly famous than Spitzer, but if he manages to upset Hillary, he must know a photographer is eventually going to snap him eyebrows-up.

Does anyone with a knack for male psychology know what's at work here?