About two days ago, I got a post from an Anonymous poster who was very much pro-Lykos on my HCCLA Makes a Stand article. The writer signed their name off as "Snookems". Since I get so many Anonymous posters on this, I went ahead and began referring to her as Snookems, and I didn't really think much of it. I posted everything that Snookems was writing me.
Last night, I wrote another post entitled The Robert Eckels Question, and my buddy Snookems posts again insinuating that all the ADA's jobs are in jeopardy by stating "Employees at will". In other words, Lykos could fire whoever the hell she wanted to if she became DA, because Texas is an "at will" State, when it comes to employment.
I will freely admit to baiting Snookems, when I replied, asking her if she was speaking for the Lykos campaign and admitting that Lykos would, in fact, fire very experienced and talented ADAs for being political enemies. The response I got in response to my "baiting" was as follows:
Snookems doesn't speak on behalf of the Lykos campaign. Snookems has only met Lykos once, many years ago. Snookems did vote for Lykos over Chucky 8 years ago.Snookems was a big Kelly fan, until Snookems, who is fond of the pastor at Lakeside, read the Lakeside I and II transcripts, which really can't be explained away in terms of strategy. Snookems thought all prosecutors were officers of the court, and that when something was said in response to a batson hearing, those statements were under oath.Snookems got disappointed at this.Snookems is disappointed that Kelly cannot acknowledge the racism in the office. Who uses "code words" for things like a defense holdout on a jury? No one does.Snookems has concerns about arrogance and business as usual at the office. Snookems thinks a strong leader without the good old boy and girl ties is needed to straighten things up in that office.Sometimes, the best leader of a law enforcement organization is not liked, but is feared.
Snookems has been doing this a whole lot longer than you.
Now, here's where things get interesting.
See, I know Pat Lykos from many years ago. I doubt she remembers me.
But I remember her.
More importantly, I remember the way she talks.
When I read the response written by "Snookems", the first thing that went through my mind was: "Holy cow, Snookems is Pat Lykos."
Fully realizing that I can tend to be a bit of a conspiracy addict, I didn't post anything accusing dear Snookems. I just pondered it. I spoke to a couple of people, and they agreed it sounded exactly like Lykos.
Before I could write anything, however, RonInHouston posted his comments stating that he thought that it was Lykos. For the record, I have no idea about who Ron is, and we have never met in person. Just in the blawgosphere, as Bennett calls it.
Is it Lykos writing as "Snookems"? I can't answer that definitively, but my gut instinct is telling me that it is. That's based on my prior dealings with her and, quite frankly, just the way she speaks.
So, assuming that Snookems is Lykos, I have a few things to say regarding her post:
#1 - It's Lakewood Church, not Lakeside. Kelly made a statement about them that she has subsequently apologized for. When is your apology coming for not allowing that poor attorney to wear his yarmulke in court? Or are apologies beneath you?
#2 - Congratulations on reading up on Machiavelli with your "better to be feared than loved" statement. That may have played well to the folks in Renaissance Italy, but in today's atmosphere, it seems rather, um, Stalin-esque.
#3 - talking about yourself in the 3rd person is kind of pathetic.