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Chuck Turner As Modern-Day James Michael Curley?04:10
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James M. Curley is honored with two statues near Faneuil Hall. (wallyg/Flickr)
James M. Curley is honored with two statues near Faneuil Hall. (wallyg/Flickr)
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On Tuesday, as he was being voted off the Boston City Council, Chuck Turner compared himself to the famous — or infamous — Boston politician James Michael Curley, and to Curley's history of continuing to hold public office after being convicted and jailed.

We'll hear from the author of the definitive biography of the so-called "Rascal King" about how the comparison holds up, and where it falls apart.

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This segment aired on December 2, 2010.

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