Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What Are the Odds

Today two totally independent groups, the League of Women Voters and Common Cause both called for the special session of Democratic controlled Wisconsin Legislature to establish an independent commission for the redistricting of Wisconsin's legislative borders that will happen in the next year. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that Republicans will control both the Senate and the Assembly and Republican Scott Walker will be governor.

The LWV said "The commission should be composed of citizens who do not have a direct stake in the results of the district mapping, along with some representation from the legislature."  I wonder who that would be?  I can't imagine that they could find anyone who isn't interested in politics to sit on the panel and if they think retired politicians or judges would be fine candidates, they are kidding themselves.

I also found it more than coincidental that both groups suggest we follow the lead of Iowa.  I mean really what are the odds of two independent non partisan groups suggesting the same legislation on the same day during a lame duck legislative special session?

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