Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Generalissimo Apocada Disposes
Tom Apodaca used to be for independent redistricting commissions when he was in the Republican minority. Apodaca co-sponsored a redistricting reform plan three different times, including in the 2009-10 legislative session, shortly before he became such a born-again big effing deal.
A group of bipartisan General Assembly members -- including (gasp!) the excessively "moral" Paul "Skip" Stam of Wake County -- are planning to file two different bills to move redistricting out of the purely political arena where it is currently wedged like a ham bone in a dog's throat and into the purview of an independent, non-partisan redistricting commission.
But Apodaca likes the way things are now, since he's a big deal. He's such a big deal that he couldn't resist strutting like Mussolini to a WRAL reporter. He said about the proposed legislation, "God bless 'em. I can't wait to get it over here [to the NC Senate] It's dead. It's not going anywhere."
When you've got a big-assed Republican declaring what's dead and what's not, you can kiss your dreams of fairness goodbye.