Friday, June 20, 2003

New battle brews over redistricting

Gov. Rick Perry reignited a partisan fire Wednesday by calling a June 30 special legislative session on congressional redistricting, an issue killed by Democrats last month when they staged a walkout that shut down the statehouse for four days.

If Republicans win the high-stakes political battle in special session, the balance of power could slip away from the Democrats in the Texas congressional delegation and help the GOP lock control of the U.S. House after next year's elections.

White House political adviser Karl Rove contacted at least one state senator this week and told him passage of the Republican redistricting plan "could be important to the president."

Not only are Republicans evil, they also have no sense of fair play. The bastards may very well pull this one off. Click here.