Convicted Politician Of Some Unknown Party Gets Send Off Party

Let’s play “Name That Party Affiliation!”

Convicted ex-lawmaker cries, grateful to Sparkman crowd

The people started rolling into Sparkman Middle School and getting in line Sunday at 1:45 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium.

The tears soon followed – many of them from former state Rep. Sue Schmitz of Toney.

The people – and the tears – kept coming for the next two hours during Sue Schmitz Day.

The former Sparkman High School teacher of 17 years (1986-2002) and Columbia High School (2003-2006) was convicted in February of fraud in a case in which federal prosecutors said she used political connections to get a job in the two-year college system and then didn’t do the work. She will be sentenced at a later date.

Isn’t that wonderful? They gave her a rousing sendoff before jail time, just to let her know they support her, and thank her for being such a great teacher, legislator, and friend of the community. Despite having hosed the community to get a job she never did. Did I mention she was nailed on 7 of 8 felony fraud counts? ‘Cause the story sure doesn’t. That couldn’t have anything to do with

State Sen. Tom Butler, D-Madison, was there. So was state Rep. Randy Hinshaw, D-Meridianville, state Rep. Butch Taylor, D-New Hope, and County Commissioner Roger Jones. Harvest Volunteer Chief Tim Westwick was there…

I’m still missing the Party identification

Tuesday’s felony convictions automatically remove Schmitz from the Legislature. She was a Democrat representing Toney, in Madison County.

Ah, there it is. Let’s play “Imagine If She Was A Republican.” Of course, she would be identified as such. That is a given. Second, Republicans would not throw her a going away to the big house party, unlike Democrats, who treat going to jail as a time to celebrate, like the mafia does. Third, imagine the outcy from Democrats and their compliant Credentialed Media if Republicans were to do the unthinkable and have a going away to jail party.

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