LA Times Endorses Prop 11
Noting that it is not perfect, but would take some of the politics out of drawing legislative districts, the LA Times today endorsed Proposition 11, the November ballot initiative that would allow the redrawing of state district boundaries overseen by an independent commission after the 2010 census. As the Times put it, "Voters are supposed to choose their representatives, but in California, political parties select their voters. That kind of power is destructive and inherently anti-democratic. It must end, and Proposition 11 will help end it." This prop has likely friends as foes on this and anything with Karl Rove involved makes us squeamish just a bit. The San Francisco Chronicle also endorsed the proposition today.