Here's Tom DeLay crowing to Pittsburgh Tribune Review columnist Salena Zito:
For all the hand-wringing people do about partisan politics, the fact of the matter is that the redistricting process pretty accurately reflects the will of the people. It can be nasty and partisan, but it works, just as the Founders imagined it would.
I can see it now: Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, the whole crew of 'em, in a huddle.
Tom: "Let's make illegal campaign contributions the cornerstone of redistricting!"
Ben: "Huzza huzza!"