You read that the effort to recall District 3 Representative Cassandra Hernandez failed to get the 4,000+ signatures it would take to pass.
She got caught with her hand in the cookie jar up to her elbow. When an audit showed that she let her hubby use her City gas card, she coughed up a repayment right away.
No, “Oops”. It was more like “I never thought I’d get caught”.
And she probably wouldn’t have been caught if City Manager Tommy Gonzalez, the fox who was guarding the chicken coop, hadn’t been fired.
The voters of District 3 must have thought that a little larceny was okay, given their experiences with previous City Representatives.
Representative Hernandez has already been elected to District 3 three times, twice in General Elections, and once in a Special Election after she accidentally triggered the Resign to Run clause of the Texas Constitution.
Is Cassandra Hernandez the Marion Barry of El Paso politics? The Rob Ford?
Not like pilfering a few thousand dollars of taxpayer money is the moral equivalent of smoking crack.
Politics is a funny game.