I want to write a blog post about the majority of the majority rule (the Hastert Rule). I decided I needed to show the composition of the House. I thought perhaps a box with red and blue dots, each representing the affiliate of the members would be good. I searched Google and didn’t find any images that satisfied me. But I wasn’t going to write the post without a suitable image. I decided to create it myself.
I could create the box and put little dots in it with python. That would provide the advantage of easily changing the image as I considered how I wanted to highlight the veto power a small minority could wield in the House using the Hastert Rule.
Here’s an attempt, Figure 1, to visually complement the first part of the post.