Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The headline says "Redistricting? No, Fitzwalkermandering". Okay, for those of you who are not Wisconsinites (I'm sorry), Fitzwalkerstan (another gold) is the name for our state under the insane politics of the day - for the Fitzgerald brothers (Senate Majority Leader Scott and Assembly Speaker Jeff) and our own governator, Scott Walker. But then there's "gerrymander," which the article says (and the always trustworthy Wikipedia verifies) comes from another governor, Eldrige Gerry of Massachusetts, who in 1812 redrew a legislative district in the shape of a salamander to benefit his delightfully-named Democratic-Republican Party. So blend on top of blend, wahoo!