|Logan Pickett, the DA- liar candidate of Liberty County.|
For those who do not make the campaign circuit and get to hear the locals make political speeches, here is a chance to catch up in short order.
The youngest most inexperienced Assistant District Attorney in an office that is under much scrutiny by federal agents because of allegations of selective prosecution in the FEMA fraud case and others is Logan Pickett. Mr. Pickett has not been bashful at all to claim a professional proprietorial record that could only be accomplished by taking the opportunities his family name and influence could afford him. His attempts to convince voters he has a record in his short time in the D.A.’s are all lies despite the fact his boss, Mike Little under the gun for painting false impressions in major cases currently in the courts, is aiding and abetting Pickett’s campaign propaganda.
The fact of the matter is Pickett is thirty year old and relatively new to the legal profession compared to his opponent, Karen McNair (a prosecutor for the County Attorney’s office). Among his outlandish and blatantly ridiculous and repeated claims of experience is the one where he tells audiences he has brought close to thirty cases to trial as a prosecutor for Liberty County. Hogwash! In the time he has been employed by Liberty County there MAY have been thirty cases TOTAL brought to trial. Are we now to believe the youngest lawyer in that office has been in charge of every case, or almost every case, since he hung his green behind the ears law degree in our courthouse? It is ridiculous. On top of that it cheats everyone else in that office of their rightful claim to handling cases and it insults the voters’ intelligence.
The truth on this matter is Logan Pickett is yet to go solo on one single case brought before a jury. He has had help on every case. Or to be more accurate he has helped others. He is “the rookie” on staff, he is in training. When he tells audiences of voters that when he is elected, he will “manage a department that almost runs itself”, he is speaking from the low man on the totem poles point of view. To him, Joe Warren, Raegis Fontenot, etc. are his professors as he learns about prosecuting. His claim to fame would be an admission of using privilege and starting at the top if it was true but it is not. He has been the grunt and he has been learning by (forgive the pun) trial and error. His tenure has been comprised of mostly error; his success has been dismal and an embarrassment at best.
But he is a Pickett. And therefore, Mike Little has seen fit to groom him to be his gatekeeper as Little tries to exit the political scene and not be questioned about what he has left behind. Pickett is suppose to be given this office, with a bloviated record of prosecuting built on lies and exaggeration, while Little gets the peace of knowing anybody firing at him for his past deeds as he leaves office will have to get through the firewall he has in handpicking Logan Pickett. This may not be a classic quid pro quo, but it is classic good ole boy politics. The voter is meant to hear whatever it takes for Little and the Picketts to accomplish the first leg in what they feel will surely be the start of another leg to a dynasty in Liberty County.
Young Logan Pickett has picked up on the value of negative politics to help crown him the next D.A. too. Instead of trying to overcome the fact his opponent is on a smaller staff that handles maybe 2000 cases a year and admitting he not only has practiced law maybe 10% as long and handled even a lesser percentage of cases, Pickett points at the number of cases McNair has settled without going to court. Those listening to his spiel do not understand the quantity and the modus operandi of cases hitting the County Attorney’s offices across Texas. Typical of people who are used to having their way, he just makes up stuff and without a gray hair in his head to make it believable and expects the public to give him their vote.
Pickett in all of his distortions of his and his opponents’ record reveals a flaw under the current D.A.’s reign and indicates he is not the person to fix a near dysfunctional D.A.’s office. Pickett brags that the D.A.’s office does not settle cases out of court. True in the case of the current department, but stupid and not necessarily something to brag about. Should a D.A. be bragging that they never back off a case? Is there never a case that proves to be too expensive to be in the best interest of the public to pursue? Or is there never a case where new evidence changes the direct of the case? Such the arrogance of Mike Little and Logan Pickett- both masters of “selective prosecution”.
It may be that the “training” young Pickett is receiving will leave him dependent on Joe Warren and others. It may be that his training will teach him who to forgive of crimes and who to bring the full weight of the taxpayer-funded department down on depending on politics. But one thing is for certain, Logan Pickett wants to start at the top. Never mind what the little people like the rest of us would need to do to earn this position, he is claiming unprecedented experience and he is expects voters to put him in charge. NOW OR ELSE!