“The Hummer’s got two flats and driving almost on empty. In reality when you rush all this stuff and you clearly are not paying attention to the substance of what you are doing, a judge is going to throw them out.”
— Democratic political consultant Gale Kaufman, reacting to a judge’s ruling that Republican operatives for Gov. Schwarzenegger violated California’s constitution by using two versions of the measure in the qualifying process.
The redistricting measure, Proposition 77, would have taken away the Legislature’s power to draw legislative and congressional districts and give it to a panel of retired judges.