This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 8, 2011 - Everyone knows Tom Eagleton was a U.S. senator, powerful progressive and civil libertarian. Many of us were lucky enough to also know him as a friend.
In James Giglio's new book, "Call Me Tom," (University of Missouri Press, 2011) Steve Glorioso calls Eagleton "... the most loyal politician I had ever known. This meant taking care of his people."
As one of those people Eagleton looked after, I can hardly claim to be fair and balanced.