What I learned from the White House

Listen to enough Press Secretaries and you too can learn to spin. For example:

After more than five months of bitter party squabbles and two quorum-busting flights into exile by Democratic lawmakers, the Republican-controlled Texas Senate gave final approval Sunday night, without debate, to new Congressional districts that put the Republicans in a far stronger position to dominate the Texas delegation in the 2004 elections and beyond.

The measure now goes to Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, who has said he will sign it. The Republicans, who now trail the Democrats 17 to 15 in Washington, are likely to gain seven seats by some accounts.

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“I move adoption of House Bill 3,” said the sponsor, Senator Todd Staples, Republican of Palestine, at 6:45 p.m., after a 45-minute delay in the unusual Sunday vote that raised the prospect of yet another unexpected development. But the count proceeded quickly, and when it was over at 6:48 the tally stood at 17 for and 14 against. All 12 Democrats voted nay; two of the body’s 19 Republicans joined them in opposition.

17 Republicans voted for redistricting, while 12 Democrats and 2 Republicans voted against it.

Were this White House they would be pointing out that the redistricting passed despite bipartisan disapproval.

TBogg

TBogg

Yeah. Like I would tell you....