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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Texas bipartisan redistricting bill

I just finished reading Statesman editorial about the log jam over State Senator Jeff Wentworth’s bipartisan redistricting bill. This seems to me to just make good sense.

I can’t figure out why the eleven Republicans oppose the bill. Didn’t they learn anything from the last election? I firmly believe there is a movement afoot to toss out all the stick-in-the-muds and replace them with fresh faces and “thinking” minds.

Here I sit in Austin, Texas with no state senator representing me. The old 10th Congressional district disappeared some time back. Now Austin sits in three districts. Wentworth, who represents me, is from San Antonio. Part of East Austin is in the same district as part of West Houston. Then there is the part of Austin that resides with somebody to the East and South of them; far to the East and South. What were these guys thinking?

This will never get through the current elected body. They all have to go.

They should have been working on this instead of the factious “voter fraud” ID bill and the ridiculous thinking of GUNs in the workplace and on campus.

Wentworth just doesn’t seem to be in step with his constituents that I am in step with.

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