Reading the Tea Leaves

The Dallas Morning News (registration required) has a small item today about Gregg Cox, the prosecutor in the District Attorney's office who is handling the DeLay-related case involving corporate contributions in Texas. It appears that Cox was set to open up a new private practice as a criminal defense attorney in October. He had even take out an ad in the Yellow Pages.


But Mr. Cox isn't, as the ad says, "a former assistant district attorney," he explained when reached by phone at his county office.

"I resigned in October," but then reconsidered and decided to stay a prosecutor "for the foreseeable future," he said. By then, it was too late to cancel his ad in the big, yellow book.


What reason does Mr. Cox give for his change of heart?


Asked why he changed his mind about leaving his job, Mr. Cox said: "Unfinished business. ... I've been working on this whole big caper for two years now."


Now, what do you think Mr. Cox found out in October about where this case was going to convince him to stay on? And how soon will the rest of us find out?