Fresh on the heels of being told that she can invoke her Fifth Amendment Right not to testify in front of the Grand Jury, Rachel Palmer and her defense team wasted no time in getting themselves in front of a camera to do some of that thinking smart, looking good and winning that she goes on and on about. In an interview with Channel 11, Rachel noted that there was "nothing wrong" with her as a person or a prosecutor.
To me, the fact that she did so pretty much crystalizes what the Harris County District Attorney's Office is now all about.
After days of trying to stall out a Grand Jury investigation and refusing to talk to Grand Jurors, all the Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight seems to care about is their image. We ignore those folks provided for under the Rule of Law and prefer to just go do a little on-air campaigning for the boss.
One of the things I failed to mention from Monday's hearing was a new face in the D.A.'s Roster -- David Benzion, formerly of the Lone Star Times. For those of you who don't remember, Lone Star Times used to be a very politically active Republican website and news outlet. I've known David for several years and he's a nice guy.
Monday was his first day on the job working for Pat Lykos.
His job? Work on media relations. His first assignment? Go hang out in the Rachel Palmer hearing on the Motion to Recuse.
I find it interesting that in the middle of the whole Grand Jury debacle that Pat Lykos won't make a public appearance, but did apparently take time out of her hiding place to hire someone designed to improve HER public image.
At taxpayer expense, of course.
Perhaps if Lykos spent so much time actually doing the right thing, rather than spending Office money to make it appear as if she were doing so, none of this would be happening.