But I think it's a good thing that ole Sal made it through. There's enough chaos around Gotham City without having all the criminal operations up for grabs.
And Sal has definitely been reborn, so to speak. Walkin' out of that limo alive gave him a new lease on life. He's actually doin' some of the stuff he pretended to do in the past, supporting the family charities and neighborhood organizations.
Sure, I don't have any illusions about Sal. But I always figured someday when I was too old to be a newsie, I'd probably end up workin' for the guy. And I still think that, even though it kills Jack. What's worse? The evil you know or the one you don't? I've got a bigger problem with the crooked cops and kooks like the Joker than the established crime families.
Y'know what? This would make a good drabble subject for the latest challenge at gotham_newsies
So a lot of folks think it's not fair that Sal Maroni survived all the mayhem that happened when the Batman supposedly went berserk lookin' for the Joker, when Sal's driver died and Harvey Dent died. Sal seems to have nine lives, that guy.