Saturday, December 10, 2005

Bloomberg Pushed to Term Limits

Insists Council Stop Bellyaching

David Seifman of the New York Post and Dan Janison of Newsday report today on Mayor Mikey's appearance on his weekly radio show with WABC host John Gambling.

During the show yesterday, Mike was asked about the Council's desire to undo the voters' twice-willed term limitations, and here's what he had to say:

This is an outrage.

Whether you like term limits or not, whether you think they're good or not...
I happen to think that there's no organization I know that would put somebody in charge for a long period of time. You always want turnover and change. Eight years is great. You learn for four years and do for four years.

But to say that you have to stay beyond that...

One of the arguments they make - I love this - is that you have to keep us because otherwise we have to go run for another office that we're not qualified for. As my kids would say ... HUH?

But the public's voted twice, and the public would vote a third time.

It is an outrage if they do this. It is an outrage to just say to the public we don't care what you think.

I hope that common sense comes to them, and that they don't do this. It would be such an outrage.

But if they do it, you can rest assured that there will be a ballot initiative. ...and how they can hold their heads up after that I don't know.

Click here to listen to the entire broadcast.



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