The second panel plainly give equal blame to the parties for gerrymandering, David. I failed to mention that, just as Gary Kleppe’s message fails to mention that gerrymandering is practice as old as our nation. While Gary and I might be in agreement as to the rigidity of the GOP over the last 8 years, and the redmapping tactics of the last 4 years, seeing both the elephant and Uncle Sam bowed under the weight of the bugs reminded me of opportunities lost by Ms. Pelosi in 2009 through sheer arrogance in her desire to keep promises to the liberal fringe. If the carpet from which the fabric of our nation is woven is to really survive, both parties have to trim the fringes and tighten the hems. As mikefive says, Mr. Reid has arrogance issues as well. If both parties had chosen new leadership after the recent elections, the dynamic between the parties might be different.^Beyond that, I have no disagreement with your well stated comment which I appreciate for the gaps you fill and the tone you bring. Respectfully,C.