Admittedly, three days before an election isn’t the time to be caught killing a hooker.
Still, life happens, detectives burst in and dead woman drape across beds.
His lawyers had him released immediately, but the damage was done. The press was having a field day.
So there was nothing else to do.
Lights bore down during that first press conference post “incident”, and he felt the reporters’ eyes deconstructing him. But he stood his ground, this was his only chance to seize the narrative. He braced himself, and spoke.
“You can see,” he began, “how tough I am on crime…”