Favorite

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hudson Mayoral Candidate Doesn't Have an Actual Ph.D. Per Se

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 11:00 AM

david-hack.jpeg

The Hudson mayoral race has generally been about anything but the issues. While personal attacks are part of most political campaigns, the race in Hudson provided enough of that petty carnage that coverage now includes headlines like this: "Controversy aside, Hudson mayoral candidates have addressed some traditional issues." Always good to fit in some actual policy discussion once in awhile.

One of the candidates, David Hack, has sued WKYC after the station questioned his military service record. And his supposed Ranger cred is not the only claim that's been challenged.

In his autobiography, Hack references his Ph.D. The problem? It appears he doesn't actually have one. Bonus: his explanation is pure gold.

Via Ohio.com:

At the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Hudson, Hack was asked about references he made in his autobiography to having a Ph.D. Hack answered that “Ph.D.” is simply “terminology” and that his degree came from “life experiences, not a civilian education.”

Yep, that's just terminology, you can use it however you please. Which is why Hack plans on calling himself mayor even if he loses the race. It's all just terminology. Just because words have definitions and meanings doesn't mean anything. Hell, we have a Masters in microbiology. Not from an actual school, mind you, but we've dealt with our fair share of microbes in the Scene staff fridge. If Hack has a Ph.D. from the streets, who are we to make fun.

Tags: ,

Favorite

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2016 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation