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  •  It's "gerrymandering." (1+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean

    After the original practitioner, US vice president Elbridge Gerry.

    Forgive me quibbling. Great diary!

    "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

    by HeyMikey on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 05:23:52 AM PDT

    •  So called because (1+ / 0-)
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      HeyMikey

      the district created for him resembled a salamander, and was drawn as one in the political cartoons of the day.

      Gerry + salamander = Gerry-mander.

      And a meme was born - over 100 yrs ago.

      •  Actually over 200! (0+ / 0-)

        Damn, I'm anal-retentive today. Sorry.

        "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

        by HeyMikey on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 12:30:46 PM PDT

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