Dear Dallas Morning News: Please ask the obvious follow-up question.
That's my simple request of the major Texas daily as it reports on new Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson.
No, I'm not suggesting a holy ghost in Johnson's first name, although it certainly wouldn't hurt for a reporter to ask if there's a story behind it.
But the more newsworthy detail missing from the Morning News' coverage relates to Johnson's description of herself as a "servant leader."
This was the Dallas newspaper's lede early last month when Johnson's appointment was announced:
Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday appointed a new Dallas County district attorney who says she sees herself as a "servant leader" who wants the public to believe in the prosecutors at the DA's office.
Again in today's newspaper — in a story on Johnson's swearing in Monday — the Morning News includes this note:
Johnson calls herself a "servant leader" who wants to work with residents to make the district attorney's office better.
Here's the question: What — or better yet, who — is Johnson's inspiration for that description of her leadership style? Could it possibly be Jesus Christ, who says in Mark 10:42-45 of the New Testament: