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Rick Snyder has missed the point once again.
Fear of those time wasting recalls, and by golly the possibility that scorn of the public might translate into some form of holding-feet-to-fire action, has encouraged action by certain legislators. In fact that fear has energized the bunny governor, who has hopped right into the wrong side of the argument.
In his statement regarding passage of HB6060 and HB6063, the governor frames the role of recalls incorrectly. He says;
"The option to recall an elected official is an important feature of our state's democratic process, but Michigan's current recall system has some components that all sides have agreed are flawed. These changes will help ensure recalls are done in a fair and consistent manner and help prevent political gamesmanship from both sides of the aisle."
How compelling that we be saved from "political gamesmanship". How wonderful it is, to make it a more pleasant employment atmosphere for the sensitive egos of politicos who cannot live up to their promises, implied or openly stated.
Oh my, such pressures to live by.
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