Sunday, July 06, 2014
Mike's Story Part 70 - Spin-Off
The phone rang. After going through the usual niceties, Mike said,
(Of course, if he himself ended up in another breakdown, he'd regret the whole episode.)
(This is not to suggest his need for money wasn't genuine. It was and I am one of those who believe he was justified in asking to be paid for his unique insights into deep politics.)
By that time, he'd gone through his inheritance, spending $35,000 on legal fees fighting for his "good name" in the sexual harassment lawsuit. If he'd just told the same truth in public that is contained in the body of the suit itself - "Yes, I engaged in some, uh, unprofessional [read: farcical] conduct but she had "unclean hands" by telling me about porn sites," - he would have ended up with the same result but $35,000 richer. Still, we all have those coulda-woulda-shouldas.