And no, it’s not the Tappan Zee, the rebuilding of which the state is still trying to figure out how to finance.

After all the happy talk by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders of how the constitutional amendment will make the redistricting process better a decade from now, Senate Finance Chairman John DeFrancisco told me last night on CapTon what he REALLY thinks.

In short, according to the CNY senator: You can’t take the politics out of redistricting, and this amendment – assuming it gets second passage by a newly-elected Legislature next year AND passes muster with the public, or, barring that, the back-up statute passes muster with the courts – doesn’t even try.

“The constitutional amendment for redistricting, it still provides for the Legislature to be heavily involved in that process, and it adds the governor in that process as well.”

“So, it’s a better process, but if anybody thinks the constitutional amendment for the redistricting is going to take politics out of politics, when the governor and the Legislature are appointing each of the members, I think I’ve got a bridge to sell them – a bridge to nowhere.”

“Because politics is politics, and although it provides a procedure that takes some of the politics out of it, clearly it’s a political decision and it’s ultimately going to be decided by people who were appointed by political leaders.”

“Politics is politics,” there’s something almost Rumsfeldian about that statement, no?