Talk of Term Limits is Back, With Tea Party Support

The talk of term limits is back, in a convergence of the “goo-goos” and the revolutionaries.

The goo-goos — the good government types — think the turnover would produce a stream of fresh policy ideas. Stepping gingerly around the imminent 12th anniversary of Rick Perry’s ascension to governor, they are promoting various constitutional term limits on statewide and legislative officials in Texas, who currently are allowed to serve as long as voters can stand them.

The revolutionaries — that’s the Tea Party folk — arrived at limits with a different but also traditional reason: They want to replace the ...

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