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08/11/2003: images of pulp Western stand-offs come to mind...

I've long since given up to understand politics in the US (I mean, what's with Americans and this affinity for movie actors in politics?), but from time to time articles catch my eye, like one about Texas Democrats fleeing to neighboring states to prevent some vote on redistricting.

Texas Democrats taking refuge in New Mexico [...] Van de Putte and 10 fellow Democrats in the Texas Senate fled to Albuquerque last month to break a quorum and prevent a vote on the redistricting plan, [...] Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives did the same thing in May, taking off to Oklahoma to stop the plan.

(quoted from this Reuters article)

I couldn't help but to imagine bands of outlaws fleeing with a backdrop of some dusty Western cliche town....

Posted by RatC @ 11:53 PM CET
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