Monday, October 10, 2005


So the GOP's having some difficulty recruiting good Senate candidates for 2006. Wish I could get excited over that, but I can't. First, they don't have to defend many open seats, so the power of incumbency will help them keep their Senate majority. And in the House, they'll be even harder to dislodge because of the precise science of gerrymandering.

Personally, I think gerrymandering comes damn close to being unconstitutional because it essentially nullifies votes by precooking elections, and I'd love to see something done to get rid of the practice, but that will never happen either, because both parties use it and by definition one of the parties will be in a majority and won't want to change anything.