Prediction: Grant Woods Won't Ask Mayor K.J. About "Summer of '95"
We've always enjoyed a good relationship with former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, except when he got pissy with us for a long while over the infamous "hot dog vendor" spoof back in the day.
Woods is a savvy and funny guy, something in fairly short supply among the legal beagles with whom we converse on a daily basis. He's smart, too.
Beyond his law practice these days, Woods has started a radio show, available on the Internet at GrantWoods.com. It has its moments, and we wish him well with the venture.
The ex-AG's press release on this week's show pimps his interview with onetime Phoenix Suns great Kevin Johnson (that's K.J. in the photo, replicating the classic Michael Jordan tongue trick).
Johnson's now mayor of Sacramento.
He's supposed to discuss his first months in office, as well as to regale listeners about the "good old days" in Phoenix, when he was an All-Star point guard who occasionally slammed a monster dunk over a player a foot or more taller than him.
Just for shits and giggles, we're willing to wager that Woods doesn't ask K.J. about the case that altered his previously squeaky-clean public perception in these parts. To the chagrin of almost everyone, we exposed that sordid story of inappropriate behavior with a teenage girl more than a decade ago in our paper.
The unpleasant details re-emerged last year during Johnson's winning campaign for mayor of California's capital city -- which he won in a runoff against an extremely weak incumbent. Though old Number 7's people threatened to sue us after the story ran, cooler heads prevailed and the case and its troubling underlying issues eventually went away.
Though Grant Woods never has shied from controversy, he'll surely pass the ball on revisiting this one, right?
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Phoenix New Times' biggest stories.