I'm getting a lot of messages tonight about a rumor that former District Attorney Pat Lykos is being hired by the Harris County Sheriff's Office as a Major overseeing the Courts Division. If it weren't for the fact that I'm hearing this rumor from so many different sources, I would have dismissed it as silly. However, my most credible sources are saying that they've heard it from their most credible sources.
If Adrian Garcia really did hire Lykos, it is remarkably stupid of him.
First off, to hold the rank of Major, wouldn't Lykos have to be TCLEOSE certified? She hasn't been certified in 35 years. Is there a physical component to getting re-certified? If so, I can't wait to see her on the obstacle course. She's 70 years old now and still seems intent on forcing herself on the public.
More importantly, Lykos has a history of acrimonious relationships with almost everyone she has dealt with professionally -- especially her former employees at the Harris County District Attorney's Office. The race against Mike Anderson was a bitter one, and she retaliated after her defeat by refusing to allow him into the building until after 5:30 every day during the transition.
Hiring Pat Lykos would be the political equivalent of Garcia giving the entirety of the District Attorney's Office the middle finger.