Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Elected Their Cheerleader And Save Their Asses?




Cheerleader Attorney General Jerry Brown just may have saved the Democratic leaderships' asses.

"LIMITS ON LEGISLATORS' TERMS IN OFFICE. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Reduces the total amount of time a person may serve in the state legislature from 14 years to 12 years."

The title and summary does not mention that Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez and Senate leader Don Perata would see their terms extended under the initiative. The initiative is expected to be on the Feb. 5 presidential primary ballot. Both leaders are scheduled to leave the Legislature next year, unless voters approve the alteration of the 1990 law and allow them to stay in their current houses.

For legislatures elected in 2008 and there after, they could serve their 12 years by either serving 6-2 year Assembly terms or 3-4 year Senate terms (or I believe a combination of both).

My problem is that the title and summary of the proposed term limits initiative emphasizes exactly what the Democrats want California voters to hear: that the initiative would "limit" and "reduce" the terms of lawmakers.

The title and summary, which is produced by attorneys in Cheerleader Brown's office, unfortunately provides guidance for voters who like it or not do not read the entire analysis.

Lets face it, it is now a "VOTE NO ON 'LIMITS ON LEGISLATORS' TERMS IN OFFICE. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT'."