Now Aren’t You Sorry You Fired Us?

Term Limits Seemed Like a Great Remedy For the Old Politicians—Until We Got the New Ones

In 1994, I sought a promotion that I didn’t want.

I had been in the legislature for 18 years, representing counties in the far north of California. I loved serving in the Assembly. I didn’t do anything wrong! I didn’t even come close to committing a felony, unless putting about 90 laws on the books was a crime.

As a couple of examples, in 1980, I increased California’s drunk driving fines from $70 to $320 with AB-2086, and I provided dozens of millions of dollars in newly harvested food to Senior Gleaners …