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    he appeared in the Oregon Voters Guide as part of an "argument" in "favor" of term limits.

    Measure  45

    Argument in Favor


    And this is just the beginning! Soon we will start gathering signatures for the 2008 ballot to adopt term limits for the following occupations:

    HEART SURGEONS: 8 years. I don't know about you, but I don't want to be just another notch on someone's triple-bypass belt. If it's the first time for me, it should be the first for my surgeon.

    JOURNALISTS: 10 years. Just think: with a limit like that, we wouldn't have had to suffer through year after year of doddering has-beens like Cronkite, Jennings and Brokaw.

    PILOTS: 6 years. If you run into a lightning storm, or maybe snakes on a plane, who do you want in the cockpit? Some geezer who's gone through it all a dozen times before? You gotta be kidding.

    BASKETBALL PLAYERS: 8 years. I mean, c'mon. Did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ever win anything with the Lakers? With term limits, Jabbar would have been out in 1978, and would have stopped embarrassing himself.

    GRANDMOTHERS: 9 years. Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go ... to hear the same stories ... and get the same presents ... from the SAME grandmother ... year after year. But it doesn't have to be that way. A brand new grandma for every 9-year-old! How cool would that be?

    TALK SHOW HOSTS: 6 years. Seriously, did anyone actually watch Johnny Carson after 1968? But there he stayed, keeping young talent out of the game, decade after decade


    Friends of Steve Novick, which paid for this statement, is not affiliated with either side of the campaign on this measure, but Steve Novick and his friends believed that Oregonians would appreciate some common sense.

    (This information furnished by Steve Novick, Friends of Steve Novick.)

    •  Great Subversive Snark! (0+ / 0-)

      I didn't read that in the OR voter's guide (I didn't need to read arguments to know where I stood on that measure), so thanks for sharing it for our amusement!

      Republican Rallying Cry: "We're here, we're full of fear, get used to it!"

      by smarty jones on Thu Nov 09, 2006 at 02:51:38 PM PST

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        Each cycle there's usually at least a few good snarks. I tend to at least glance at every argument in favor of measures I oppose for precisely this reason.

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