My shout-out to Sen. Jeff Smith for his role in state politics

Friday, September 4, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 9:36 p.m. CST, Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Former state Sen. Jeff Smith, D-St. Louis, who resigned last week in light of an ethics scandal, first showed up on my doorstep nearly a quarter century ago.