The "vile" war of words between Broward U.S. Reps Allen West and Debbie Wasserman Schultz could be more than just a conservative bashing a hardcore liberal over her rhetoric. What if it's a prelude to a campaign where they have to run against each other in 2012? Some political insiders are already salivating at the spectacle of the two outspoken pols clashing on the stump.
It's certainly possible because this is the season of the possible -- redistricting, the once-a-decade process where state legislators redraw the lines of congressional and legislative seats to make sure that each district has about the same number of people. This January, there could be more chaos because two new constitutional provisions prohibit lawmakers from drawing districts that favor or disfavor a political party or incumbent.
Both districts need to get bigger, as well. West's District 22 is underpopulated by 2,086 (.3%) and Wasserman Schultz's District 20 is underpopulated by 4,618 (.7%). Target population: 696,345, if you're wondering.
Also, it appears that West already lives in Wasserman Schultz' district. So he's already poised to clash with her if the district boundaries don't change too much.
As an aside, the nut-jobs who think we're racists for saying he lives in Plantation don't understand that Plantation is a city in Broward County. (So is Weston, where Wasserman Schultz lives.) Sorry, guys, you'll have to come up with a new specious line of ersatz outrage.