December 18, 2006
No love from the National Journal

Last Thursday, I blogged about how the National Journal twice quoted an incorrect assertion that Tom DeLay's 2003 re-redistricting netted the GOP a mere two seats. PerryVsWorld has also blogged about this - though I disagree about his assessment of Henry Bonilla's future, I think he's right to say that Bonilla was a dead duck under the old lines.) So far, the comment I left here has never been approved (though one by Ryan Goodland making the same point was), and I've never gotten a response to the email I sent to John Mercurio. I don't know why such a silly, easily-debunked error has gained such currency, but my respect for the National Journal has gone down a notch because of it. Don't be fooled: Tom DeLay paid a high price for his scheme, but even with the loss of CD22 this year (whether for one cycle or long-term), he got a decent payoff for it. Anyone who says otherwise is just wrong.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 18, 2006 to Election 2006 | TrackBack