Disenfranchised by the Ex-Bug Exterminator

RECEIVED Wed., March 10, 2004

Dear Editor,
   Lee Nichols' rant against the DeLay-directed redistricting echoes my own feelings ["Disenfranchised in District 10," News, March 5]. While some of our politicos boast that we have "the greatest democracy," as a resident of Northeast Austin, I feel more like a citizen of Cuba, Haiti, or Iran. Disenfranchised by a lack of any real choice as an undistinguished bunch of shrill sound-alike conservatives are shoved down my throat. It really sticks in my craw.
   As an Austin resident, the only thing I have in common with others in CD 10 that includes Brenham and Houston is that I eat Blue Bell ice cream and follow the Astros. My only wish is that bully Tom DeLay go back to exterminating bugs and not democracy as we once knew it.
Lex Wadelski
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