Thanks for Wasting Our Time and Money
Good job, Utah Legislature. You spent a bunch of time and money drawing up all kinds of redistricting maps for nothing. Yep, Congress decided to table the proposal to give an extra seat to Utah in exchange for a House seat in DC.
In your thirst for gaining an extra seat for a whole three years (most projections show us getting the seat in 2010 anyway), you ignored the Constitution and ramrodded a proposal through that will have to end up being redrawn after the next Census anyway. How is it that a supposedly Conservative state like Utah can go so far astray from sound Constitutional principles? I guess it shows us that these principles can go to the wayside when there is a perceived benefit for the state. I give a special raspberry to Gov. Huntsman for forcing the special session for this train wreck.
Legislators, I'm not going to forget this. We hire you to maintain and respect the law, not flush it down the toilet when you think you can score some brownie points with voters. Shame on you for not living up to your oaths, shame on you for not making the fuss that those of us outside of the dome did, shame on you for your blatant opportunism.