Speaker Foley's Folly

Foley's Folly

To many voters in the state of Washington, Thomas Foley's candidacy is not just unseemly -- it's downright disrespectful. In 1992, 60% of those voters gave a thumbs up to Initiative 573, a state referendum that imposes term limits on holders of state and federal offices. For Congressmen, the limit is three two-year terms over a 12-year period. Foley so vehemently disagrees with his constituents that he is not only seeking a 16th consecutive term in the House but has also filed a lawsuit challenging such limits on federal officeholders as unconstitutional. Thus far, the federal courts think Foley has a...

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