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Hey, Marty! Pass the pickles — and let’s gut term limits

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Here’s our photo op of the week — all five borough presidents (who are they again?) dining with our own Beep, Marty Markowitz, at Junior’s on Monday.

The borough czars (from left) — Scott Stringer (Manhattan), James Molinaro (Staten Island), Markowitz, Helen Marshall (Queens) and Adolfo Carrion (The Bronx) — chewed over the big issues of the day (what are they again?) and, of course, weighed in on the one issue that actually affects them: term limits. Isn’t that special?

“Clearly I’m against term limits,” Markowitz said. “I think the electorate made a terrible mistake. I think it’s bad government.”

The others agreed, more or less, with Markowitz.

Also on the menu was brisket, which voters tend to swallow a lot easier.

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civic activist from sunset park says:
Imagine a bunch of Tammany Hall crooks sitting around a table - that is my vision of the Borough Presidents (minus the clout). "Party" Markowitz has been spineless and ineffective. How dare he openly say that term limits are wrong - oh, yeah, I forgot - without term limits we would have been stuck with him for as long as we were stuck with another Martin - Connor. Now let's really create a representative government. Let's eliminate all beeps and create a citywide bicameral legislature and balance it with the office of mayor.
Sept. 12, 2008, 11:35 am

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