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August 28, 2008

Elections = term limits? The disingenuous Marty Markowitz

Atlantic Yards Report

How do you spell AGITA?

Talk that a bunch of lame-duck local elected leaders might try to eliminate term limits has Brooklyn Beep and Atlantic Yards Cheerleader in Chief Marty Markowitz expressing interest in a third term.

[Cue skeery music.]

Markowitz suggested that term limits empower a "faceless, nameless bureaucracy" and, as the Sun reported, second terms are often less effective under the current two-term system, as they must devote much of their time to planning their next campaign rather than governing.

Well, um, shouldn't they be planning their next campaign for their job, as well? And how much of what Markowitz does is governing and how much is promotion?


Posted by lumi at August 28, 2008 5:13 AM