Albany Must Be Short On Dictionaries

In defending the indefensible, Assemblyman Jack McEneny, the Democratic Co-Chair of the gang that drew the new legislative lines said –


"The same people who (criticized LATFOR) before the lines were drawn are being consistent, and it all depends on what your definition of gerrymander is, and nobody has a good one," he said.


I guess the State budget doesn’t allow McEneny access to a dictionary because the Merriam-Webster seems pretty good to me –


Definition of GERRYMANDER

transitive verb


: to divide (a territorial unit) into election districts to give one political party an electoral majority in a large number of districts while concentrating the voting strength of the opposition in as few districts as possible


: to divide (an area) into political units to give special advantages to one group <gerrymander a school district>