Friday, December 02, 2005

Term Limits. What?

Oh. Now We Understand.

While we're at it, here's another blast from the past. This time from Councilwoman Gale Brewer, the prime sponsor of the latest term limits leg.

In a Newsday piece by Ron Howell in August of 2001:

There are those who, despite some doubts, have great hope that term limits and campaign finance reform will lead to major changes in the City Council and the political scene in New York City generally.

"There will be a lot of younger people and more diversity," said Gale Brewer, a liberal activist and former City Council aide, who is considered by many the front-runner in the West Side race for the seat being vacated by Ronnie Eldridge.

"I think there will be a higher priority on affordable housing because we haven't done much on that. And there will be more on education and working with the parents and organizing communities."

Brewer noted the irony that she and others once opposed term limits as a quack idea of right-wingers from California and Kansas.

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