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Jeff Jacoby column: The low caliber of Massachusetts politicians hasn't changed in since Revolutionary War times

Just to give you a sense of historical perspective on things, we thought we'd include this timely commentary from Jeff Jacoby in (of all places) the Sunday Boston Globe. The more things change, the more they stay the same, as the saying goes.

INTERESTING NOTE: Elbridge Gerry was no political saint himself. Later, as Governor of Massachusetts, his name became immortalized through his efforts to severely re-map the boundaries of Massachusetts legislative districts -- to protect his friends and punish his enemies at election time. The term "gerrymandering" refers to the districts that became so misshapen by Gov. Gerry that they looked like salamanders!