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Sunday, December 04, 2005

The Gray Lady Sings

Speaker Candidates Trading on Term Limits Ext.

In today's New York Times, Baruch College Professor Doug Muzzio (who moderated the first Speaker's debate) and Citizens Union Executive Director, Dick Dadey, ream the Council - and the candidates for Speaker - for their intentions to alter term limits without first going to the voters.

"It not only is undemocratic, but amazingly brazen for the Council to think that it can extend term limits without going back to the voters," Mr. Dadey said.

"To do it legislatively is a big mistake," Mr. Muzzio said. "It's bad policy to explicitly overturn the judgment of the voters, and it's bad politics because they're going to get hammered, and rightly so."

We couldn't have said it any better ourselves!

And neither could the edit heads at the NY Post...


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