Remember that very, very last scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off? "Hey, what are you still doing here? The movie is over . . . go home . . . go." Well, in the same vein and tone of speech: "Hey, you/we . . . Won. Why are we still talking about this woman? Let's get to work and she WILL be gone in a few short months -- compared to the last 3+ years. So go on . . . now." Wanna drive a narcissistic queen crazy? Ignore her. Be indifferent . . . let's let all of this kvetching die on the gossip line.I couldn't agree with the commenter more.
Although thinking of Pat Lykos as Ed Rooney, Rachel Palmer as Jeanie, and of course, Alex Bunin as Ben Stein has inspired me to post this clip.
The Republican Primary of 2012 is over and regardless of what happens in November, Pat Lykos is done as of December 31st (at the latest). It is time for the District Attorney's Office to get back to the business of doing business.
Of course there will be relevant things to talk about as we see what happens within the Office now. That will certainly be true if Lykos continues down the retaliatory path like she did with Kenny Rodgers. There are questions to be answered in the days and weeks to come:
Will Lykos continue to fire people who didn't support her?
Will the Commissioners and/or Republican Party leadership ask Lykos to step down before she gets the County sued?
What is the future of Jim Leitner and the rest of the Executive Leadership Committee?
Is Lykos really trying to get her name put on the Regional Crime Lab by donating Asset Forfeiture Money to it?
What's going to happen with the Rangers' investigation?
We will doubtlessly address all of those issues in the near future.
However, at some point it becomes time to let the anger fizzle out somewhat. (And, yes, I'm more guilty of failing to do that than anyone else.) I do understand that a lot of prosecutors feel like they've just been sprung from prison after a 3 and a half year sentence and some celebrating is in order. I'm certainly not here to quash that.
I am hopeful, however, that our discussions in the future are more substantive than just giving the "one finger salute" to Lykos, Leitner, Rachel and the rest of the Lykos "Brand."
I think the voters already did that last Tuesday.