Cox says the patch was prescribed to treat an eye condition, temporarily, and he likes to think he looks a bit like a certain Israeli general who once was a household name.
"I'm imitating Moshe Dayan. It adds to my image," Cox said. "Are you old enough to remember who Moshe Dayan was?"
Dayan, for those who don't remember, was the tough Israeli defense minister whose name dominated headlines during the Six Day War back in 1967 between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
As foreign minister, Dayan also helped negotiate the 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty.
Any lessons for the legislators in this?
PHOTO CREDIT: Sen. Dave Cox, R-Fair Oaks, hugs Sen. Abel Maldonado, R-Santa Maria, on Feb. 11 at the Capitol in Sacramento. Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee