Well, first and foremost, I find this quite funny. I also liked the 'killer bee' article. Missed it at the time
I can see both sides. Although I don't understand sending law enforcement to hunt down members of the legislature that don't show up for work. That just seems strange. I hope they don't do that to me next time I don't go into work!
Both parties all over the country use redistricing to their advantage, and I think it stinks. I think districts should be as closely drawn to natural boundries as possible, town lines, cities lines, neighborhood lines, etc. We all know where places are in our neck of the woods, and the districts should be as close to that as possible. That is the best way to represent an area, which is what they are supposed to be doing. Can you imagine redrawing state lines every so often to benefit what ever party is the majority in Congress????
However, not showing up is a valid tool and I see nothing wrong with it, especially when used to deal with an opposition that is breaking all the rules and it's the last option, as in the 'killer bee' situation. Of course they could just as easily filibuster, I would think, only it would be less comfortable for those in the opposition. ( I always think of that Senator Sterling episode now when I think of filibusters
No bathroom break has got to be tough! )