Monday, November 20, 2006

"Five Myths about the Midterm Elections"

"MYTH: The losses Republicans suffered this election were no different than what you usually see in a President's sixth year in office.

"REALITY: Redistricting minimized what might have been a truly historic shellacking." (Time)

Hmm. This is always true, no matter which party is in office. Gerrymandering always solidifies the safety of incumbent seats.

This one, however, I agree with:

"MYTH: The election was all about the war.

"REALITY: It's the dishonesty, stupid."

1 comment:

Hilaria Pictrix said...

I read that quote in Time and double underlined it. :) I liked how they used a blue salamander as the graphic for the gerrymandering summary.