|By Damien Hi|
Alas, being a predatory creep isn't the only way the past can rear out of the dust and bite you.
I was shocked last week to see someone completely unexpected back in the headlines, back on television, an accusation in human form aimed in my direction.
No press conference, yet. No hazy, half-remembered charges. That's coming, no doubt.
The only thing to do is to be proactive, try to get ahead of the scandal.
I'm innocent. I swear. Stroger is not my fault, though people at the time blamed me.
"Even Stroger's supporters were worried in the final three weeks of the campaign as to whether African Americans were going to turn out heavily for Stroger," the Chicago Defender wrote in July 2006. "Were it not for the controversy created by Neil Steinberg's column in the Chicago Sun-Times blasting his health status, which invigorated the Black community and drove many of them to the polls, President Stroger likely would have lost."
That was referring to Todd's father, John, and if you're wondering how boosting the chances of dad meant helping junior, well, how quickly you forget.
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