Jamieson: Epic Failure
Well, as predicted here, the NYC Ballot Initiative failed to gather the needed signatures, so Les is bravely fighting onward:
Although we hoped to be ready for the Nov. 4th, 2008 general election, we would have needed at least 2-4 weeks longer in order to submit everything to New York City Council. Therefore, we will continue to gather petition signatures into the next year with the goal of reaching 100,000 signatures and establish a powerful mandate showing the voters of New York City are calling for the creation of a new Commission that will conduct an authentic and comprehensive investigation of 9/11.
Update: Ed Asner's participation in this commission is the subject of a New York Magazine brief:
The group must collect 30,000 signatures by September 4 to get the Council to consider their measure; they say they have around 25,000.