Dallas DA Hawk Fires Deputy, Admits Rehab For RX Drug Abuse

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Susan Hawk made history this year as Dallas County's first female district attorney and the first Republican elected to countywide office since 2004. Perhaps more important to voters: She wasn't incumbent Craig Watkins, says the Dallas Morning News. The anybody-new-will-do attitude sustained her during her initial weeks. Many in Dallas' legal community optimistically observed Hawk's inclusive community-centric approach and ability to appear above the political sagas that cost Watkins the election in November.

That image unraveled in just a few days last week. Hawk fired her . . .

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