Democrat lawmaker and felon

David Paulin
Ismael "Kino" Floresis, that sleazy Democratic lawmaker and shake-down artist AT mentioned earlier this week in a piece on Tom Delay, is still regarded as a state representative in good standing -- although as a convicted felon "Mr. Ten Percent" (as Flores was known) can't legally run for office and can't vote.  The Austin American-Statesman has a piece today on his case.

Let me repeat that: He can't legally run for office or vote -- yet he's still considered to be a lawmaker in good standing!

And as the story notes: "(Democratic) Prosecutors say they did not ask for Flores' resignation from office as a part of the sentencing, as they have in other cases."

The political class really knows how to take care of itself, don't they? If this guy had been in the private sector and did what he did, he'd be out on his ear.

Simply astounding. 

I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of deal DeLay gets when he's sentenced for "money laundering."
Ismael "Kino" Floresis, that sleazy Democratic lawmaker and shake-down artist AT mentioned earlier this week in a piece on Tom Delay, is still regarded as a state representative in good standing -- although as a convicted felon "Mr. Ten Percent" (as Flores was known) can't legally run for office and can't vote.  The Austin American-Statesman has a piece today on his case.

Let me repeat that: He can't legally run for office or vote -- yet he's still considered to be a lawmaker in good standing!

And as the story notes: "(Democratic) Prosecutors say they did not ask for Flores' resignation from office as a part of the sentencing, as they have in other cases."

The political class really knows how to take care of itself, don't they? If this guy had been in the private sector and did what he did, he'd be out on his ear.

Simply astounding. 

I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of deal DeLay gets when he's sentenced for "money laundering."