Sheesh, watching all the whining and crying about incoming Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg’s decision not to retain 37 prosecutors in her administration is like reliving the snowflakes crying about Donald Trump’s win. The Earth didn’t stop revolving then and it isn’t going to stop revolving now. Take a breather already.
Don’t believe me? Have you ever looked at an org chart for the HCDAO? After reviewing the chart and the people that are not moving forward with Ogg, it is clear that the office is going to be just fine. Your friend might not be there and there might be a time when the loss of experience results in having to make an extra phone call or two but the important work of the office will continue. I’ve taken an org chart from November 14, 2016 and highlighted the names of those prosecutors that were on the ‘list’.
See what I’m talking about? There is no need for panic from the general public. Of course, the general public isn’t panicking – this is the start of four years of political attacks on Kim Ogg. Hey, it’s politics, what’d you expect? Remember what these same people did to Pat Lykos?
Straight Ticket Voting is not why Kim Ogg won the election
One of the misconceptions about the election is that the large advantage for Democrats from straight ticket voting is why Kim Ogg won and Devon Anderson lost. That misconception is being spread by people that should know better. I was disappointed to see Judge Bill Burke write this on Facebook:
Okay, let’s be factual. Here are the facts about the DA’s race and a couple of others.
As you can see, Democrat Kim Ogg won easily among voters that did not vote straight ticket. As did Republican Mike Sullivan and Republican Kristin Guiney and about 17 other local Republican judges, all of whom lost their races. So, while straight ticket voting did affect many of the races on the ballot, it is clear that voters of ALL persuasions rejected the status quo at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. In fact, these results highlight that fact. Those of us that voted for Kim Ogg expect, indeed demand, radical changes at the office.
It is time to face the truth. Devon Anderson’s record at the helm of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and her failure to recognize and correct the problems are the reasons she lost the election. Hopefully Kim Ogg will learn from Anderson’s mistakes and make the Harris County District Attorney’s Office great again. #MHCDAOGA
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