Getting into the recall business

Again, say what you like about our current government, but the recall legislation – promised in the last election – appears to be going ahead. Probably not many people were thinking about municipal and school board elected people when they talked about recall, but that’s what they’re getting.
Like a lot of things, such a development could be both good and bad. If somebody is doing a really lousy job, they deserve to be punted. But it also opens the door to malicious or petty interference with the business of government. Surely there needs to be some sort of limit to the mischief people could get up to. It could easily do more harm than good.
If somebody really wants to change things, they should run for office. Recall offers the possibility of making all kinds of trouble without ever having to face the difficult decisions involved in governing.

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