Tom Delay has declared that he's taking his ball and going home. Let me be the first to say "here's your hat, what's your hurry". Yes I know, he's been railroaded for doing something (gerrymandering congressional districts) that the Democrats have done for years. The truth is, they should never have been allowed to do it either.
There is a method for drawing districts that is available to us now, that would result in non-political, geographically logical districts, if we only devoted the attention to the subject that it deserved ("If you are looking for someone to blame, look no further than in the mirror" -V) and made our 'servants' in the government understand that this was a non-negotiable issue. Don't let me distract you from the start of baseball season, though.
Smart move on Tom Delay's part, for that very reason. With his removing himself as a lightning rod, a good portion of the well-deserved attention the subject could have gotten will go to other things; subjects less likely to effect issues of gov't control over the population.