I think he might have fallen during a shuffleboard mishap:
According to the leader of the North Carolina GOP, detecting gerrymandering should be as easy as checking under your bed at night. If you see something that looks like a monster, you’re in trouble. Robin Hayes, chairman of the NC Republican Party, is among many Republicans upset that a panel of federal judges on Tuesday struck down North Carolina’s election districts for U.S. Congress as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders.
“A ‘gerrymander’ is by definition and common understanding, a strange looking ‘monster’ drawing. This map is clearly not that,” Hayes said. He noted that the maps kept 87 of North Carolina’s 100 counties whole and divided only 12 precincts.
Right, because Elbridge Gerry's map was made to look like a dragon by a clever 19th Century political cartoonist, that is now the standard we're supposed to use. The Monster standard. I think Hayes has gone around the bend, hopped on a unicorn, and rode hard for the border between eccentric and bat-shit crazy. But never fear, NCPOL folks are ever ready to jump on an opportunity for a few laughs:
NC GOP says their districts can't be gerrymanders because gerrymanders are "strange looking monster drawings" and "this map is not that." NC-2 literally looks like a monster eating Raleigh. https://t.co/VGmppXW7NI pic.twitter.com/1TMcspA6s9
— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) January 10, 2018
— The News & Observer (@newsobserver) January 11, 2018
I like that Sherlock, but his legs look a little funky. That should be redrawn...
My personal favorite #GerrymanderArt is Lisa Congdon’s “Leafy Sea Dragon”, which depicts NC’s most infamous partisan election map. With Chapel Hill, Durham, & Raleigh included it could also be titled “The Liberal Sea Monster” #SpatialSauce #ncpol pic.twitter.com/41YSr8huMx
— Spatial Sauce (@spatial_sauce) January 11, 2018