Saturday, December 25, 2010

Redrawing the Electoral Map

Population growth and migration
Can cause angst and frustration
For members of the House.

Because their numbers are capped
The Census changes the electoral map
Causing displaced members to grouse.

There's also the gerrymander
Easier than to each voter pander
Cutting property taxes on his house.

For there isn't a simple rule
Understandable by any fool
One man, one vote not to louse.

A member who loses his district
Is apt to see his good humor constrict
Then take it out on his spouse.

Doing the Census once in fifty years
Would put the redistricting into arrears
Letting each member be a man, not a mouse.

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