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  •  no term limits ?? (1+ / 0-)
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    Seems like Perry has been governor since Bush became president. Isn`t there some kind of term limit in Texas?  seems like he`s been elected twice already.

    •  Nope. No term limits. (4+ / 0-)

      From what I've heard, the TX governor isn't all that powerful, so I guess there's no reason to keep someone from doing it for a while.

      President-elect Obama. I like the sound of it!

      by AUBoy2007 on Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 09:31:34 AM PST

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      •  Correct and, *grumble*, correct (3+ / 0-)
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        sberel, Texas Blue Dot, Leap Year

        No term limits. And a figurehead governorship.

        The Texas constitution reflects Texans' fear and distrust of strong, central leadership, conveying more power to the Texas congress and other posts, than the governor. The governor's power lies mailny in making appointment to non-elected positions, and well, being a figurehead, almost a mascot, for the state. (Really, I did tell people, ad nauseum, that being gov of TX in no way qualified Bush to be POTUS.)

        Infuriating. I respect Texans' cherished sense of autonomy, but this is large part why NOTHING constructive get done in Austin.

        "Your world's no wider than your hatred of his" - Elliott Smith

        by croyal on Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 09:53:38 AM PST

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