Tom sues Dick. Dick spends $2 million to elect Harry judge. Harry wins. And rules in Dick’s favor in the lawsuit. Sound rotten? Try this:
The Democrats sue the Republicans to stop redistricting (and name Republican House and Senate leaders Thom Tillis and Phil Berger as defendants). The Republicans raise $2 million to elect Paul Newby. Newby wins. And will cast the deciding vote (on the Supreme Court) in the Democrats’ lawsuit.
The Democrats cry foul. Which sounds sensible. But there’s a catch: They did the same thing. The Democrats raised money to elect their own judge – Sam Ervin. Who lost.
So, now, Democrats are saying, Look at the rotten thing Republicans did.