Ruben Navarrette Jr.
Special to CNN
David Iglesias, the former U.S. attorney for New Mexico, is a cautionary tale for young Hispanics who think the road to political power leads through the Republican Party.
If so, it's a road with a lot of potholes. Iglesias went from the GOP's golden boy to its whipping boy - all during one administration. When the former Navy lawyer was appointed by President George W. Bush, Iglesias was thought to be a symbol of Republican inclusiveness and someone who might help lure Hispanic voters to the party.
But by the time Iglesias was fired - in December 2006, along with eight other U.S. attorneys - he had become a symbol of something else: how schizophrenic Republicans are on the issue of Hispanic political participation.
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