Best of Boston

1977 Best Escape, Artist

Bob Crane

And we don’t mean the star of “Hogan’s Heroes.” The local Crane show is just as long-running but our Bobby has had better luck getting out of tight spots. As state treasurer, Crane has survived thirteen years under four governors, emerged unscathed from a lengthy Justice Department probe of his financial affairs, and now, with re-election time at hand, he has managed to make his opponent’s magical name—Kennedy—a political liability. Now that’s wizardry.