Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels?

Haberman Asks

Clyde Haberman, New York Times columnist, goes straight for the Council's jugular today. Playing off of John Lithgow's references during Mayor Bloomberg's inauguration on Sunday, Haberman says this of the Council's pending term limits antics:

With "scoundrels" hanging in the air, the mind turned to questions about whom the public might deem possible candidates for that label.

How about some members of the City Council? Quite a few have talked about voting themselves an extra term beyond the two terms to which the City Charter now limits them. Never mind that New Yorkers voted not once but twice to impose a limit of two terms. Some in the Council now believe that they have a right to change the voter-determined rules by legislative fiat. Hmm. Could there be a handy word for such people? Many in New York might wonder.

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