We’ve reported here, here and here about the fight in Colorado over the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. News today, suggests that we’re winning: They won’t say so publicly, but Colorado Gov. Bill Owens and other backers of Referenda C and D on this fall’s election ballot must feel, deep in their heart of hearts, that the chances of successful passage of the two questions are about as likely as the Colorado Rockies winning the World Series in 2006. Both are theoretically possible, at least in the context of a redefinition of the conventional understanding of “long shot.”
Geoffrey Segal is the director of privatization and government reform at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. He is also editor of Reason's Privatization Watch.