I’m not a big an of term limits, because we have something called “elections” to get rid of ineffective or crooked politicians.
That said, the Governor has come out for Prop 93, the revised term limits bill on the Ballot next Month. Here’s the editorial from the LA Times:
From the op-ed: “It takes time to learn how to govern effectively. Under the current system, our elected officials are not given the time they need to reach their full potential as public servants. Just as they get seasoned in one house, they know their time is beginning to run out, and they must start positioning themselves to run for a new office.
Imagine what would happen if we told a big-city police chief or a sheriff that he could stay in the job just long enough to start mastering it and then had to move on. Or if we told teachers they had to switch careers just as they started to accumulate enough experience and wisdom to really connect with their students.”
Now, I’m not sure where my state rep, Chuck DeVore, is on Prop 93, but I do remember sitting in his office a few years ago with other members of the IUSD Legislatve Action committee where he made the governor’s very argument; by the time you master this job, you’re termed out (Wendy Bokota will back me up on this Chuck).