It isnt just that Mr. Bloomberg inched away from a position that he once cast as an inviolable principle. He did a complete 180. Were talking, of course, about term limits for the mayor and other senior elected officials, including the 51 members of the City Council. As you know, New York voters twice passed referendums limiting those officials to two consecutive terms. No one benefited more from the plebiscites than Mr. Bloomberg. Without them, we might well still be talking about Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. So supposedly sacred was the peoples voice to Mr. Bloomberg that he used to proclaim, We cannot ignore their will, and certainly not by legislative fiat. But on Thursday, at Mr. Bloombergs bidding, a majority of the Council thumbed its nose at the voters and stretched the limit to a third term. The majority was unusually narrow for a Council vote, 29 to 22, reflecting the emotional, intellectual and political ferment over the issue. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/24/nyregion/24nyc.html This is a digusting display of usurping the will of the voters and it is EVERYTHING that wrong with this country. The people we elect in this country serve US not the other way around and serve at OUR pleasure. This along with members of congress ignoring the will of the people on the bailout is just one more reason why term limits need to be enforced .