File Under: Unintended Consequences
Steve Bates who practices lexicological legerdemain at the Yellow Doggerel Democrat
has struck while the irony is hot and coined a new word: gerrymangling
, the gerund derived from gerrymangle, to redistrict in a manner than results in your loss of elected office.
Use: Tom Delay's gerrymangling has resulted in a district that will not vote for him.
The "Hammer" has managed to forge his own nemesis with the hubris of his mid-census period re-districting.