Redistricting Rorschach Test

The state House redistricting map is out, so this seems like as good a time as any to remind you that redistricting is not – we repeat not – a political process. It is never a process resulting in officeholders choosing their voters, but rather a purely altruistic exercise in which voters are given a fresh opportunity to choose their officeholders. Therefore, strange and illogical conclusions to this wonderful process are impossible.

There is a logical explanation for strangely-shaped districts. Those moving maps forward are simply concerned for our mental health. Thus, they have created this legislative rorschach test, so that it can be ascertained the extent to which we are, in fact, nuts.

It is in that spirit that we here at Letters From Texas Worldwide Headquarters present this House District Rorschach Test, in which you, the crap-reading public, are encouraged to add to the comments section the first thing that comes to mind when looking at these inkblots, which are actual proposed state House districts.

Example 1:

Example 2:

Example 3:

Example 4:



6 Responses to Redistricting Rorschach Test

  1. lush April 20, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    Is this a trick question? Because I thought Aaron Pena got all four of these as a reward for turning R.

  2. FUBAR April 20, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    Lush – the Pena district is example 3. Apparently there’s a limit of 1 district per customer.

  3. whiskeydent April 20, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    Aw FUB, this is too easy…
    1. Quick, call the fire department. The diving board’s on fire.
    2. Mexico, Central America and Venezuela – countries that will soon have better schools than Texas.
    3. Dick Pena In 2012
    4. Splat

  4. Data April 20, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    How long have you felt this way about your father?

  5. FUBAR April 20, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    Here are my guesses:

    1. peace pipe
    2. What was left of Nancy Kerrigan after Tonya Harding’s goon broke her her knee, assuming Nancy was wearing high heels at the time.
    3. For this one, look at the white, not the red. It’s very clearly a duck having a conversation with a tophat-wearing Yogi Bear.
    4. Again, look at the white, not the red – it’s an elephant. Obviously secret codee for “The Republicans are screwing Hispanic Texans.”

  6. Anonymous April 24, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    FUBAR – I see the duck! I see Yogi!
    Yes, the elephant does look horny.

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