man, Philip Cortez, your false UTSA master's degree claim has cost you
and just today conservative radio talk-show host Adam McManus contacted
to see if we knew some way to get ahold of you (Why? We aren't close
with the phony diploma crowd, just the fake Universal Life Church
pastors): No doubt McManus has a red hot seat (not a diploma)
with your name on it.
What's sad is the City Council district you were hoping to represent is
none other than the home of disgraced former Councilman
Enrique "Kike" Martin
, who was caught in 2002 and was
sentenced in 2005 to 13-months in federal prison for taking bribes in
exchange for votes (the same fate of former Councilman John Sanders,
whom Kike helped line up for bribers, too).
After Kike imploded, there came the current and outgoing District 4
Councilman, Richard Perez. Though he's no SEIU or San Antonio Toll
party favorite, Perez didn't campaign on CV lies.
Before Cortez's public administration master's claim was found
out to be false, he'd been deemed the frontrunner (and the former aide
to old-Mayor Ed Garza even got Perez's endorsement over challenger Manuel Navarro
Which begs the question: will the Southsiders only have ethical
leadership every other councilman?