"And a three judge panel will deliver fairness. They don't care about political opponents, they don't care about political opportunities, they only care about the constitution I believe and what the plans should look like. And I think all of Mississippi can live with that," said Bryant. (Emphasis added.)Federal court intervention has indeed been required so many times in Mississippi's past, but folks on Lt. Gov. Bryant's side of the philosophical divide have traditionally been vehemently opposed to it. I wonder what ideologically-pure conservative Republicans think of this?
Monday, April 18, 2011
Some kinda "states' rights" guy Phil Bryant is, huh?
In a quote that no doubt has Gov. Ross Barnett spinning in his grave like a hog on a rotisserie, Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant addressed federal court intervention in Mississippi's legislative redistricting process: