Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Mad Woman in the Tower

In honor of Halloween, it seems that Pat Lykos is spending her last days in office terrorizing the occupants of 1201 Franklin.  To a large degree, her behavior reminds me of old ghost stories that I used to hear at summer camp when I was a kid.

Once there was a wicked queen who captured a tall tower.  She was cruel and terrorized the people who worked there.

She reigned in terror for over three years before being defeated.  In the final days of her retreat, she locked herself in her Tower and refused to surrender or acknowledge her defeat.

She depleted the treasury of the Tower, with no care for the future of the people she ruled over.  She blamed her minions for her impending demise.  Soon, one by one, her closest advisors abandoned her in her madness.

She roamed the halls of the Tower, letting all beneath her know that she would remain in control until they pried it from her cold, gray hands.  She threatened her staff with terminations and demotions and executions.

She listened to no one, except for her Flying Monkeys.  The closest of her advisors, Igor, created his own enemies lists and the Queen lashed out at those who Igor bid her to.  Igor hated the honorable Captain of the Guards, and had the Queen banish him from his position.

As the days grew shorter for the Queen, and her enemies were at the Gate, her reign of terror grew more and more insane and gruesome . . .

Sixty-three days until January 1st.  Hang in there, my friends in the Tower.  This horror story is almost over.
  
Happy Halloween.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sadly this fairy tale is all too true. The Evil Witch is rapidly going crazier than anyone could have imagined.. And the Commissioners Court of Eunuchs & Fools is still rubber-stamping her depletion of the Tresury and allowing her to subject the taxpayers to certain civil liability due to her retributory acts against her staff. I'm sure we haven't seen the last her insanity.

Anonymous said...

To all you folks at HCDAO who are still suffering at the hands of the Wicked Queen-

The Calvary is coming!
PS: It ain't Lloyd...

Anonymous said...

11:36 AM
Hopefully, you really mean CAVALRY!!

Anonymous said...

You know, towers make world class chimneys...

Anonymous said...

This horror story is almost over.
~~~
Unless of course, Lloyd hires her to be 1st assistant....

Anonymous said...

The question also is how long will it take to repair the damage that woman has inflicted. She ran off so many good ADAs. All of us have horror stories about calling Intake and having to try the case over the phone with a hostile defense attorney. I even had one talk my complainant out of filing charges. Most of us out here pretty much are marking time and forgetting about any serious law enforcement until the change of command up there... and hopefully, a new sheriff.
-- Charges Refused on the Westside.

Anonymous said...

In keeping with some of her more stupid end-of-life-as-she-knows- it, here are some of her latest:

1. Appointed her First Assistant in violation of her own nepotism rule according to her Office Policy.

2. Just hired the new Chief Investigator despite the fact that he isn't currently a licensed Peace Officer and probably can't become licensed until close to the end of her term as DA.

Just brilliant Patsy!

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:47 don't be silly! Rules are for little people.

Anonymous said...

Who is the Honorable Captain of the Guards?

Anonymous said...

Lykos continues to shake up the investigative staff at HCDAO. The egg sucking foxes are now in charge of the hen house.

To the new First Asst and Chief Investigator: you do realize you had to leave your integrity outside the building? You certainly won't need it on the 6th floor.

As far the back-stabbing henchman: Your days as a pretend-supervisor are quite numbered. Enjoy it while it lasts.




Anonymous said...

Isn't he one of the two hand-picked county attorney rejects she brought with her?? You know, the ones who were stalkng the Grand Jury members and photographing them?? Brillant move. Looks like Mac (McAnally) needs to go too since he, Wilson and Patty are all best buddies. Seven weeks and counting....

Anonymous said...

3:50-
Right on all counts. Lykos' management skills are why 63% of the voters fired her on May 29th. She's had a hard time accepting that people have seen through her BS and she is now history.
Bad history at that.