Sunday, October 19, 2008

King Bloomberg

I have never been a fan of term limits.

Really, if people want to re-elect a representative why should there be an artificial barrier to the citizens wishes?

Well, entrenched incumbents, gerrymandering has really put me in a foul mood.
In New York City, the office of mayor gerrymandering is not an issue. I suspect only the hubris of the current office holder Michael Bloomberg puts my patience to the test.
How fitting he is pictured next to King George.
Dispensable Arrogance
By George F. WillSunday, October 12, 2008
"A decade after communities around the country adopted term limits to force entrenched politicians from office, at least two dozen local governments are suffering from a case of buyer's remorse, with legislative bodies from New York City to Tacoma, Wash., trying to overturn or tweak the laws."

Good grief. These legislative bodies, including state legislatures, are largely filled with politicians eager to become entrenched. And these bodies never did "buy" term limits. Limits were imposed on them.

Full commentary by George F. Will