Quotes of the day from the PNJ

“On a personal note, I can see why good people don’t run for office.” –Commissioner Gene Valentino, who is facing a grand jury over alleged improper solicitation of contributions for his re-election campaign.

“And I can quote (Rodriguez’s) attorneys who said, ‘All my client got was a $1 million finder’s fee and he didn’t swing a hammer.’ “–San Antonio attorney Frank Herrera, representing 60 of the 70 Mirasol homeowners who are suing Rick Rodriguez of San Antonio, the financial backer for Maritime Park Development Partners, his MAGI Real Estate Services and general contractor KB Homes for allegedly shoddy work and unsubstantiated expenditures.