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Friday, February 24, 2006

Governor Bush Flip Flops on Redistricting

In 2005, Gov. Bush helped raise millions of dollars for a California ballot initiative that would let a panel of three judges draw legislative districts. Now, he objects to another initiative - this time here in Florida - because, he argues, judges would wind up drawing the districts.

Of course, his objections are all just political posturing. He never believed in nonpartisan redistricting - not even when raising money for it. And his current objections have nothing to do with principle. He simply does not believe that his party will maintain control of the state, as they do now, if Republican legislators are forced to run in competitive districts.

Which says volumes about what Gov. Bush really thinks about his colleagues in legislature.

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