This not showing up for cases, and when you do, showing up unprepared, would not be tolerated in a low-level hire, and it should not be tolerated in a highly paid District Attorney, even if he does have senioritis. Even if he gave himself lame-duck status. Even. If.
For God's sake, your supporters tout your intelligence and competence, can't you at least throw them a bone and show up for court prepared? Give them a little tiny reason to be proud of having slavishly supported you all these years.