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After Spitzer: The Women in the Powder-Blue Suits

Click for an NPR slideshow, "Standing by Their Men" AP photo of Sen. Edward Kennedy and his wife, 1969 hide caption

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AP photo of Sen. Edward Kennedy and his wife, 1969

When then New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer made his unspecified apology on Monday, his wife, Silda, was at his side. She was there again today, when he resigned after two days of headlines about his alleged use of prostitutes.

Silda Spitzer is hardly the first political wife to don the powder-blue suit and that determined gaze, as you can see from this NPR slideshow, "Standing by Their Men." One of the wives in it, Dina Matos McGreevey, provides another take in the New York Times with an op-ed headlined "Stand by Yourself."