The Genie is Out of the Bottle

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It has taken ten years, but we now know Texas Tech lied to donors, fans, and even a judge about the investigation that led to the firing of Coach Mike Leach. Now the Texas Attorney General is part of the scheme to hide the truth… again.

Oops. The Genie is out of the bottle. You know who wishes they could put the Genie back? The folks at Texas Tech University.

After two years of fighting to keep records about the firing of Coach Mike Leach a secret, the truth is out. Not because of some sudden dose of transparency, because the state released the records by mistake. Either way Texas Tech, you got busted.

We now know the university lied to donors and fans, altered documents to make Coach Leach look bad, then lied again to courts in Lubbock to cover up the truth when Dolcefino Consulting filed a lawsuit.

What we now know proves Texas Tech has lied a lot. And we know it because the Texas Attorney General let the cat out of the bag.

The State of Texas tried to get the latest Dolcefino Consulting videos censored. They failed.

They now want the 6,000 pages of records they gave us made secret again, even though tens of thousands of Texans have already seen what they were hiding.

“How do you unring that bell?” said Julie Pettit, attorney for Dolcefino Consulting. “How do you unsend documents? It’s virtually impossible at this point.”

I’ve got an idea… how about a Neuralyzer like they use in Men In Black?

Now you get to meet the trio of lawyers from the State of Texas that you’re paying to help put the Genie back in the bottle. Lawyers who make a third of a million dollars. They are Cynthia Morales, Charles Eldred and Karen Watkins.

Watkins represents the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton himself because we’ve sued him too. We’ll talk to her in a second, but first we want to hear from our new bestie, Mr. Eldred, who thinks he can use a box of government records to assault me. I’m not kidding.

“Why don’t you get out of here?” said Asst. Attorney General Charles Eldred.

“Excuse me?” said Wayne Dolcefino.

“You’re going to, we don’t want to ride the elevator with you,” Eldred said.

“Well I’m going to ride it with you just because you said that,” Dolcefino said. “OK? If you’re going to be a jerk. Why can’t I ride the elevator? You want to answer the question? You want to explain? We can, we can, we can do this. Are you blocking me from getting in the elevator? This is childish.”

“You’re blocking me from leaving the elevator,” Eldred said.

“Don’t do that. OK? Don’t be an idiot. Because I’ll charge you with assault if you touch me again,” Dolcefino said.

We now know that Texas Tech illegally redacted records including Regents’ phone records. Hundreds of calls hidden. We sent a formal criminal complaint to the Lubbock District Attorney Sunshine Stanek. She went to law school at Texas Tech so you know where this is going.

Here’s the letter back.

“a potential conflict of interest will preclude my office from brining an action against the governmental body complained of.”

But she did have a piece of advice for us and that’s sweet.

“You have a right to file the complaint with the Attorney General.”

“The Texas Attorney General? Are you kidding?” Dolcefino said. “They’re the lawyers for Texas Tech and they already know they broker the law and they don’t care.

“How in good faith does the Attorney General look, look Texans in the eyes when he’s representing a state college that clearly has been caught lying?” Dolcefino said. “How do you guys do that? I mean, isn’t this supposed to be the public right to know?”

“Mr. Dolcefino, the Attorney General’s office does not comment on pending litigation, which I think you probably know,” said Asst. Attorney General Karen Watkins.

“Well yeah but doesn’t it make the whole law kind of stupid because you’re representing the very people that are lying and cheating. How does that make sense?” Dolcefino said. “Aren’t you guys there to preserve the public right to know? It’s that first paragraph that talks about how important it is.”

The Tech Regents ought to take a look at the law. The Texas Public Information Act states, “the people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know.”

But the folks enforcing that law, well they just don’t seem to care.

“You know they illegally withheld records yet you’re still representing them,” Dolcefino said. “And tell that other guy that I’m going to be seeing him again.”

Oh there he is, my buddy Charles Eldred again, the guardian of the elevators at the Lubbock County Courthouse.

How do you guys in good faith keep on representing these guys that you know have lied and withheld records illegally? How do you do that?” Dolcefino said.

“You’re going to have to talk to our press office,” Eldred said.

And to think I pay taxes to pay this guy’s salary.

Appreciate it. Nice meeting you,” Dolcefino said.

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