Term Limits Initiative Makes Ballot
Looks like a so- called term limits reform initiative has made the ballot, barely getting enough signatures to qualify. Some are accusing proponents of the initiative of skullduggery in validation of the signatures. I doubt they'll get anywhere if they end up taking their challenges further.
As for me, I've said here before I'm ambivalent about term limits and am not sure just how I'll vote on this one. I agree with some others that this initiative was dishonestly labeled by its sponsors, although I forget the exact details. One could argue that the initiative deserves defeat for the dishonest labeling alone.
Then there's also the fact that about the only beneficiaries of this bill are Senator Don Perata and Assemblyman Fabian Nunez, the authors of the initiative. They get an extra term in office if the initiative passes.
I suppose you can't blame them for being self- serving in trying to save their jobs, but it's tempting to vote no and see this initiative defeated if only to put them in their place.