Obviously tonight was a disappointment to me and a lot of people.
One of the mantras that you learn when you first become an Assistant District Attorney is that sometimes, the bad guy wins.
Tonight, the bad guy clearly won.
I offer this advice to the ADAs who supported Kelly Siegler because they knew she was the best candidate in this race.
Keep quiet. Don't be politically active. This too shall pass, and if you ride out the storm, you just may be okay.
To Pat Lykos, congratulations on defining everything ugly about politics. You weren't qualified, yet you won. Your behavior disgusts me no less than it did this morning. For a person interested in law and order, you have done more to set it back by your actions than anything I could possibly imagine.
I'm a life-long Republican, but you can guarantee that I will be voting for Clarence Bradford in November. He's kept quiet during this election and watched you damage your own party. And yet, through it all, he has yet to call the Assistant District Attorneys racist, drunks, or corrupt. Something that you have done gladly. I will take his behavior over your classless evil any day of the week.
To Jim Leitner, I hope you will take time to apologize to the ADAs tomorrow for the wound in their backs caused by your stab wound. Never in my life has someone plummeted more in my personal opinion of them.
To Kelly, for the job you've done, I will make a post on it in about five minutes.
But to paraphrase what I'm about to write, you remain, always, my hero.