The Working Families Party is turning up the heat on seven of the Council members listed as "undecided" on Mayor Bloomberg's term limits bill with a targeted mailer that puts a new twist on that infamous 1970s-era "Drop Dead" DN headline.
The back of the mailer reads: "(Council member X) hasn't made up his/her mind about term limits. But the people have. We voted...twice."
"New Yorkers twice voted in favor of term limits for politicians, but now the City Council is trying to vote themselves longer terms anyway. That isn't democracy, that's political maneuvering and blind ambition."
Term Limits Mail
And Christine Quinn is still acting like a pig:
In a major power play, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is threatening to oust a powerful committee chairman because he is a leading opponent of extending term limits, The Post has learned.
Sources said Councilman David Weprin (D-Queens) could be stripped of his post as chairman of the Finance Committee for speaking out against legislation engineered by Mayor Bloomberg and Quinn to allow officials to serve a third term.
The speaker is dangling the prized chairmanship, worth an extra $18,000 paycheck above the regular $112,500 council salary, before legislators who have not decided how to vote on the explosive issue, sources said.
QUINN TARGETING TERM FOE'S PLUM
For the record, she denies it.
Then there's this from the King of Hypocrisy: On the eve of Thursday's City Council term limits hearing, Mayor Bloomberg added fuel to the fire by flying to Los Angeles to support a voter referendum on how officials are elected there - while opposing a referendum on extending term limits here.
At an appearance Wednesday with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg said California's referendum to change how politicians' districts are drawn is good for democracy - and he rejected any comparison with term limits.