Pols Chide Mayor for Toying
With Them On Term Limits
By Discussing the Possibility
Of Reversing Two Referenda
Hurricane Gustav and mass evacuation, the truncated Republican convention, and the vice presidential nominee’s impending grandchild have dominated the news cycle for the past few days, with New York City relatively out of the limelight.
The issue of term limits, which we wrote about Thursday and Friday, continues however to lumber along. Mayor Bloomberg said several weeks ago that his support for term limits, a position he has held vocally and repeatedly for seven years, was no longer operational. As the days of his second term (now 485) dwindle, the prospect of a third term, which he had previously strongly rejected, began to tantalize him. With the Presidency and the Vice Presidency, targets of his 2007 experimentation, now unavailable, it is not unreasonable for the Mayor to turn his attention back to what was called by David Garth forty years ago "the second toughest job in America."