Saturday, January 08, 2005

Way to Go, Gov. S.

Governor Schwartzenegger's first step to fame and fortune came from shoving things around that really didn't want to move. At the far end of his career, he is doing it again. This time the inertia is being provided by the California Legislature. You can tell that your precinct has been gerrymandered when the description of the borders is longer than the ballot. The idea of a 50-50 state is all right at the basic level. Having it as one pure Republican district intertwined with a pure Democratic district undoes that. Only a reactive electorate is going to keep the representatives alert to what the people really want.

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