"Both parties are equally bad in regards to wanting to keep power."
- State Senator Jeff Wentworth (R-Texas) who chaired his chamber's redistricting committee in 2001.
"Here is a telling statistic: 153 of California's congressional and legislative seats were up in the last election and not one changed parties. What kind of democracy is that?"
- California Governor Arnold Schwargenegger, 2005 State of the State Address
"A system so calculated to protect politicians and deprive voters of choice is both corrupt and anti-democratic. It also distorts the politicians it protects, forcing them to appeal in the primary election to loyal hard-liners of their party rather than the possibly undecided and party-switching center."
- Editorial, Los Angeles Times, February 21, 2005 (on California's Bi-Partisan Gerrymander)
Jeff Wentworth:?cited in Fight Club Politics, ibid