The story behind Jack Stick’s rise to power

If Jack Stick could be any animal, he would be a liger.

A cross-breed betThe story behind Jack Stick’s rise to power photoween a lion and a tiger might seem like a whimsical answer to the question posed in the 2011 job interview, just before he was hired to direct the state’s Medicaid fraud investigations. But in his description of the liger, Stick evoked the qualities that might have served him during his ascent to power in Texas, only to fall and rise again.

“If you could be any animal, real or imagined, what would it be and why?” the interviewer asked. Stick’s response was noted in state personnel records: “Liger, beautiful, powerful, aggressive.” FULL STORY