21 December 2010

Do You Hear that, Mr. Carnahan? That is the Sound of Inevitability.

His seat appears to be going away. Hopefully, Russ won't pull a Neo-like escape. Only two more years of living off of the dole to go.

The news from STLToday:

Missouri, Illinois to lose one congressional seat each

P.S. South city and county, enjoy your new Representative-- William Lacy Clay. So at least all pretense of representative government is gone. Tyranny is slightly better without the hypocrisy.


Anonymous said...

Going from Carnahan to Clay is like going from a clown to the carnival.

Anonymous said...

Y'know, this will set up an interesting battle among the state's Dems. Other than Jay Nixon, who has had his issues with the urban African-American community in St. Louis before, thanks to his challenge of the deseg program, there just aren't that many Democrats left in Jefferson City anymore.

I haven't looked at this in a while, but the General Assembly's Democrats may actually be relevant in the looming redistricting battle, even though they really aren't in the operation of state government in Missouri at the moment. (The GOP has a veto-proof majority in the State Senate and darn near that in the House.) I think that re-districting committees have to be split close to 50/50.

To make a long story short, the winner in the looming Clay-Carnahan battle may shape up to which one can kiss up the GOP (or Gov. Nixon, who is about as conservative as a Democrat can be these days). Fascinating.