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12.03.2007

Two Terms Is Enough


According to the Update, Jana Jones has announced that she won't seek a third term as DA. I don't know her reasons, but I can affirm that two terms will beat you down.

(Yeah, yeah, I turned the comments off.)

Edit: Most people know that County Attorney Greg Lowery intends to run for DA. He can't announce it because of some crazy law that won't let him do it until after the first of the year. I haven't heard any rumors of anyone else wanting to run for DA, but Jana's decision might cause someone to throw their hat in just for the heck of it. The County Attorney position has three candidates right now: Thomas Aaberg, James Stainton, and Marilyn Belew.

Edit: Ok, I'm turning the comments on. But no public official bashing or potential prosecutor winner bashing. I have to work with these guys.

30 comments:

Jim Garrison said...

I see the comments are flooding in. Wise County has more important problems than worrying about who the DA is. Like it really matters in this podunk county. What's the biggest case they get to try? The murder that happens every 5 years? Some guy with 20 parking tickets? Hell a chimp could prosecute most of the cases the DA gets every year...

Yawn!!! Next story.

Anonymous said...

Two Terms working under the Republican controlled county government is enough for anyone to not want to seek re-election.

I think she sees all these clowns following the ass end of the elephant out the door.

Smart move Jana ...

monkey said...

Well jim...If you were not so busy spanking your "chimp" you might realize how important the office of Districy Attorney is. The person that holds this office,to a great degree, sets the standards that law enforcement adheres to in any givin jurisdiction. I for one am glad that we are going to have a new "chimp" in office.

mzchief said...

To Jim Garrison...
Chimps have feelings and words HURT so be mindful of what you say about the feces flinging little hair balls. Besides, chimps have BETTER sense than to run for public office in a gossip mongering, incest infested, crab basket like Wise County. Running for elected office and being an elected official in Wise County is a life sapping NIGHTMARE. I KNOW this from PERSONAL experience.

Barry's two terms as an elected official explain MUCH about Barry.
*;)

Anonymous said...

Shut up SquareHead....News flash ayone wanna vote for MzCreep for Dog Catcher??

Anonymous said...

I get a kick out of reading these comments. It doesn't take long to realize people have no idea what they are talking about. There's more that goes on in this County than most would care to know about.

Anonymous said...

Don't know about being DA, but serving on Wise County grand jury can surely lead you to believe the county is populated mostly by acholics, drug dealers, and child molesters........and constant involvement in dealing with that would wear anyone down.

Anonymous said...

She has done a great job and she will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Considering the popularity of this blog you could run for about any office in this county Barry and you would win in a landslide...you just have to promise to keep posting hot chicks.

jim garrison said...

mzchief...

I should think a bit more before I post comments. I never thought that elevating a chimp to the level of an attorney would be disrespectful to the chimp... :)

Anonymous said...

WOW I live here by choice and cannot think of another place to live. The fact is that everywhere is going to have its own set of problems. Home is where you make it. The quality of life we enjoy is determined by the effort put forth by you as an individual.
I know Jana well, She is a quality
individual who has done her job to the best of her ability. For those that feel she has not done a good job go get a law degree, gain the experience you need and put your name in the hat. Thanks Jana for all you have done to make Wise and Jack counties better places to live.

Anonymous said...

I totally support Jana's decision not to run again. I believe that her desire to spend quality time with her family played into her decision. In addition, she likely has a certain sense of accomplishment, having successfully served for eight years.

I truly appreciate Jana's commitment to her family, her faith and to justice. She is an amazing example of what a DA should aspire to be. I look forward to the time when she chooses to run again for public office. There'll be many of us lining up again to support her.

Anonymous said...

I think Jana is a bright, talented prosecutor and it's a shame that "politics" makes it so hard for people like her to run for and keep their office. Best of luck.

jim garrison said...

Monkey ~ that's funny! It even looks like a monkey wrote your post! Solid gold, baby! *wiping tears from eyes*

Anonymous said...

I cried through the whole movie.

monkey said...

Thanx jim. I am glad that you liked it, *wiping solid gold sh_t from my monkey red ass* "baby"

bryan fellow said...

Could you have piced a more unflattering picture of the DA?

It looks like she has Devil eyes.

Anonymous said...

I applaud anybody who runs for public office - most of us don't do it because we don't want the criticism.

I wish Jana well. She's a nice lady.

betty boop said...

The first comment on this subject shows how most people have no clue what it takes to be a prosecutor anywhere. And, seriously, jim garrison, do you really believe what you said, the DA and tickets...really? I urge any of you that have a doubt or a question as to what kind of cases either of our prosecutor's handles, to go look at the public records. I would venture to say that the victims of the crimes prosecuted by our prosecutor's would strongly disagree that anyone could do it. I admire anyone who runs for public office, knowing every move they make is open to public scrutiny. Do they all do the job to every citizen's satisfaction? Probably not...do they deserve our respect? I certainly think so. They are public servants, they are not perfect and they certainly deserve more respect than has been given. I wish Jana well and thank her for her service to Wise County, and I wish Greg Lowery well in his pursuit of the DA's office.

Anonymous said...

I have always been told if I had nothing nice to say, I should not say anything at all.

So I guess I have nothing to say about Jana.

Anonymous said...

ditto, 8:18

Anonymous said...

Good comments Betty Boop.

It is true that most people don't have a clue as to what a public servant does and they are also pretty clueless as to the gut grind of just running for office.

We've had folks in office in Wise County who took care of their own reputations first, then considered the public they were to have served.

They know who they are.

Anonymous said...

I think Jana Jones has done a good job as DA in Wise County, and I don't blame her for wanting to move on to new and probably more lucrative challenges---that is the American Dream.

I always find it ironic that many who have earned a comfortable living in Wise County for many years are quick to harshly ctiticize it regularly. Someone needs to dust off the "Wise County---Love It,or Leave It" sign. How about if we just concentrate on overcoming some of the shortcomings in our county, which is fast emerging from the shadow of the "Red Neck Country" monniker applied so freely in the past?

jim garrison said...

Anon 11:43's last sentence summed up my first post perfectly.

Seems like the rest of you got so caught up in the "chimp" comment you missed the substance of my post.

It's called "reading comprehension," Wise County; get to know it. Yeah, I used a semicolon.

Anonymous said...

Was it a Wise County teacher who taught you how to use that semi-colon correctly, 2:10? Bet it was!

Anonymous said...

I had to have some of my bowels removed because of a polip and now I have a semi-colon. ;)

Anonymous said...

IS SHE AFRAID OF THE UPCOMING TRIAL, FOR ONE OF THE COUNTY'S BIGGEST DRUG FAMILY'S ....THE DAVILA WHO IS BEING HELD ON HALF A MILLION PLUS BOND.... FOR DRUGS THAT DIDN'T BELONG TO HIM....DON'T LEAVE NOW, PUT HIM AWAY.....

Anonymous said...

Good luck, Jana -

Anonymous said...

I just saw a candidate at saltgrass. it was kind of funny, the kids were at the table eating their kids meal, while the candidate was at the bar, drinking, oh my goodness, an alcoholic beverage. the waitress said the candidate tipped good, so i guess it's okay. didn't see the designated driver though, must have been in the limo outside.

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain to me what, "Dismissed in the interest of Justice" means???

OUT WITH THE OLD....IN WITH THE NEW!