Gov. Rick Snyder has been in office for 116 days. That apparently is long enough, as leaders of an effort to boot him from office see it.
How depressing. The Michigan Citizens United is leading a recall effort against the governor, arguing he has overstepped his authority. If the language is approved and enough signatures gathered, there could be a recall election as soon as this summer.
Let’s hope that doesn’t happen. Snyder was elected only last November and has done little more than carry out the agenda that drove his campaign. He never promised explicitly that he’d support raising seniors’ taxes or emergency financial managers for failing schools and cities. But his actions in office are no surprise either.
A recall effort is logistically close to impossible, too. Organizers would need to gather 807,000 signatures in a month. They would need to spend tens of thousands of dollars that could go to any number of better causes.
Snyder is less popular today than he was when elected. That’s the consequence of pushing a controversial political agenda. But he hasn’t done anything illegal or unethical, or abused the constitutional powers of his office. If you disagree with Snyder, be patient: You can vote him out in 2014.
— THE JACKSON CITIZEN PATRIOT