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Bush's Lone Star Political Lessons


By Richard S. Dunham

Still, in the Old Texas, Republicans were not generally considered an oppressed minority. On most issues, probusiness Republicans and probusiness Democrats teamed up in a bipartisan way to trounce "the libs." But there was one major exception to this chummy conservative bipartisanship: redistricting. It was the one subject that united almost all of the fractious Democrats, from the increasingly endangered white rural Dems to the increasingly endangered white urban Dems. It meant their survival.


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