The Texas Senate approved a term limits bill by a huge margin.
The Senate advanced the proposed constitutional amendment to the House with a vote of 27-4. If approved by voters, the amendment would apply to governors, lieutenant governors, attorneys general and state agency commissioners. It would not apply to judges or the legislators themselves.
I don’t care if I’m not a fan of Rick Perry-types, I think it is undemocratic to place limits on elected officials. If the voters can’t get rid of them, then the opposing party isn’t doing a good job of educating voters on issues and candidates.
Who says DosCentavos can’t play well with Republicans?
On the other hand, limits on political (and donor-based) appointments isn’t a bad idea. Appointments should go to well-qualified individuals, sure, but not to the highest bidder.
What we need more of is campaign finance reform, but I doubt there would be much support for it. Campaigns seem to be temporary job creators nowadays.
Update: Kuff and I agree.