In a 29-22 vote, the New York City Council has just approved Mike Bloomberg's bill to amend the city charter and overturn two public referenda in favor of a two-term limit, allowing him to run again. Shouts of "The city’s for sale!" and “Shame on you!” engulfed the council room as the results of the vote were called out. The Times muses, "[T]he intense acrimony surrounding the decision left a sharply divided Council and could ultimately damage the mayor’s popularity." I disagree. My prediction is that by November 2009, this will have mostly blown over and Bloomberg will sail to victory, approval ratings much in tact. New Yorkers love him.
And if you haven't already, check out my column on the progressive case against term limits.
cross-posted at TAPPED