Over at the Columbia Journalism Review, they note that the bear market seems to have affected the mood of certain embattled figures — in their Wall Street Journal stipple portraits. Take Vikram Pandit: He looked positively ebullient after his promotion to CEO of Citigroup last year, but appeared far more stern some months ago when he was forced to close his Old Lane hedge fund. Meanwhile, as the economy slides, the slight smile of Treasury secretary Hank Paulson has been replaced by an expression that is positively stormy. Turn that frown upside down, Mr. Secretary. Don’t you know your part of an optimistic administration?
The WSJ’s Faces of Pain [Kicker/CJR]