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People ask me how a boy who was raised by a mobster grew up to become press secretary to the president of the United States. The answer is, when reporters started hammering me with questions about my pedigree, I did something sly that caught the Washington press corps off guard: I admitted everything.
THE TIMES: Jonah, is it true that upon the death of your grandfather, Mickey Price, you attended a Mafia summit?
ME: Who do you think called the meeting?
FOLLOW-UP: Would you say your relationship with Mr.
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ERIC DEZENHALL is the CEO of Dezenhall Resources, one of the nation's leading crisis management firms.