It’s not too early to mount a renewed push for term limits.
Think about it. Sharon Pratt was swept into the mayor’s seat following Marion Barry’s 1990 drug bust with a promise to clean house, ridding the city of nepotism and cronyism and letting the sun shine in.
Whether she misplaced the broom or never wielded is irrelevant at this juncture, because congressional Republicans and Democrats worked with the Clinton White House to restore the District’s reputation.
Well, politicians are again sullying the District’s good name, and although they don’t mention it, the glass ceiling is drawing nearer with each passing election, hence the voting-rights urgency.
Perhaps it’s time to ignore politicians’ diversionary voting-rights tactics and face reality.
Term limits permit voters to do their own house cleaning.
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Award-winning opinion writer Deborah Simmons is a senior correspondent who reports on City Hall and writes about education, culture, sports and family-related topics. Mrs. Simmons has worked at several newspapers, and since joining The Washington Times in 1985, has served as editorial-page editor and features editor and on the metro desk. She has taught copy editing at the University of ...
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