Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Fight fire with water

Today's copy of a campus newspaper has an editorial titled "Fight fire with fire" arguing the Democrats should take a page out of Tom DeLay's play book and gerrymander their way to power.

Um, how about making the fight against gerrymandering an issue to get the Machiavellian wing of the Republican party out of power? Ally with responsible Republicans like Schwarzenegger and fix this perversion of electoral democracy that keeps so many house seats from being competitive. Of course, gerrymandering for one side often gives the other a limited number of safe zones, politicians inhabiting those may not want to give up the comfy jobs for the sake of the country.

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