Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Good for the Goose ...

Good for the gander:
After House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) did it in Texas, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) "has spoken with several Democratic governors in recent weeks about the possibility of revisiting their states’ Congressional lines in response to the ongoing Republican-led redistricting in Georgia," Roll Call reports.

"Democrats believe their best opportunities lie in Illinois, New Mexico and Louisiana, where Democrats have seized control of all the levers of state government in those states since the 2001 reapportionment and redistricting."

"Regardless of the tactics Democrats may eventually choose, what is clear is that redistricting is no longer simply a once-a-decade process but rather part of the ongoing struggle by both parties to make gains in the House."
This is the only way gerrymandering laws will ever be changed. Forgive me for sounding so Republican, but the only thing these bastards understand is force. We've come to a time when if it's legal and it benefits a progressive agenda then it must be done. Good for Rep. Hoyer for recognizing that.