Giant loop-hole #1 allows the Legislature to change the make up of the so-called Citizens Redistricting Commission in future years — Thus allowing the Legislature’s skilled gerrymanders to dominate the process in the future just like they do now. (see Government Code, Chapter 3.2. 8251. (c, 2,3,4)

Giant loop-hole #2 is that this so-called Citizens Redistricting Commission can craft new districts any way they’d like, just by calling them Communities of Interest. (see Article XXI, Sec. 2. (d4)

That’s right, by using the “Communities of Interest” criteria, they can run districts hundreds of miles across the state. And, because there is no specific definition for "Community of Interest", it allows the commission to define it any way they please.

So, that’s the way it is, “politics”. The drafters of this initiative hid their loop-holes so well that Governor Arnold Swartzenegger was not even aware of them the last time I talked to his staff.

Even worse than these giant loop-holes is the selection process. It invites every partisan political machine in the state, including giant lobbyist and labor unions, to recruit potential members of the commission — ringers. The list will certainly include the best gerrymanders California’s political machine has to offer.

Naturally, Democrats will call it a Republican power grab, and Republicans will call it a scam to take redistricting power out of the legislature and give it to liberal non-profits controlled by giant public employee unions.

Lastly, we must all ask ourselves “Why isn’t Congress included?” The drafters are very candid about this. They simply admit they want Nancy Polosi to be able to Gerrymander Congressional Districts the next time around.