Reports by the Post hinting that Silda knew about her governor husband's hooker habit could change her narrative from a reluctant political wife to a complicit, calculating Hillary. Maybe she didn't know the gritty details and thought Eliot was just having an affair, like normal politicians. But according to the Post, a source told Richard Johnson that Eliot said his "[bleep]ing wife doesn't care [about the prostitutes], so why does anybody else care?"

Yet, one can't deny how upset she appeared at the press conference acknowledging the scandal; New York magazine wrote that it was delayed for an hour while Spitzer waited for Silda to "compose herself." (Maybe she wasn't crying about the knowledge of the prostitutes per se, but the amount of money spent on them?)