Star-Telegram Editorial board has jumped on the Fort Worth City Councilman Sal Espino story.
Problem is, there are MANY Tarrant County politicians with MANY stories to be told. YOU'd be amazed what you can find, if you just look. So, WHY is no one looking?
Kudos again to WFAA for bringing the story to light. Wonder what else they can find?
In a May 25 e-mail, Espino didn't just complain that the judge had treated his wife "quite rudely and contrary to the normal judicial demeanor standards." He said he would put on the next council meeting agenda the subject of a sunset review for the municipal courts and "other inefficient departments." He also hinted that he might ask for an internal audit of the courts. He apologized the next day.
WFAA/Channel 8 brought Espino's huffing to light in a Thursday night report, during which he said that as a council member he has "a right to make sure departments operate at optimal efficiency."
Right? Probably not. Duty? Certainly. But griping at city employees over his spouse's poor treatment? Not the best form -- or the most objective way of exercising an elected representative's authority.