Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Jan Brewer: It's time to scrap the electoral college - East Valley Tribune: Politics

Jan Brewer: It's time to scrap the electoral college - East Valley Tribune: Politics

Ms. Brewer is apparently one of those quirky Republicans who absolutely love the Constitution and don't want anyone messing with it: unless it's them messing with it, because they know what was really in the hearts and minds of the founders of our country, so we can trust them to make necessary changes. But only them.
Sort of like those bible thumping persons who throw down biblical justification for some things, but then sort of choose to ignore the parts that would make them seem crazy or maniacal.
Selective adherence.
And using this power of selective adherence, Ms. Brewer may be deciding to run for a third term as Arizona's governor, in spite of the Arizona Constitution telling her she can't. Because it's all so murky and unclear:


.. here's exactly what the Arizona Constitution says about term limits, in Article 5, Section 1, which was amended as approved by the voters as Proposition 107 in 1992:
"No member of the executive department shall hold that office for more than two consecutive terms. This limitation on the number of terms of consecutive service shall apply to terms of office beginning on or after January 1, 1993. No member of the executive department after serving the maximum number of terms, which shall include any part of a term served, may serve in the same office until out of office for no less than one full term."
That whole "any part of a term served" part seems like it would take a dump on Brewer's parade, but apparently not.

It would be interesting though, to see if the people of Arizona are crazy enough to vote her in for that third term. Perhaps it's too much sun? Too little rain? Any populace that keeps voting in people like Brewer and Arpaio, IMHO, has 'little birds in their brain" [the only thing I remember from my Spanish classes:  tu tiene pajaritos en tu cabeza].

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