Friday, July 10, 2009

Fair Boundary Friday I: Drawn by whiskey-liver gentlemen

Back in 1999 (could have been early 2000), Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura got in trouble for telling David Letterman that the roads in St Paul were laid out by drunken Irishmen.

Some of the boundaries drawn during the 2001 redistricting process would fit the same description.

Take this map of congressional boundaries in Salt Lake City's Avenues Neighborhood. The gray is Congressional District 1 (Rob Bishop), while the white is District 2 (Jim Matheson):

So, Speaker Clark, how do these lines make any sense?


P.S. Given that Drunk Irishmen is not PC, I solicited more PC termsfrom my twitter followers. The one in the title comes from MteeJ

1 comment:

JM Bell said...