Bob Novak reports that a Fall recall of California governor Gray Davis “is beginning to look like a runaway train with nobody at the controls.”
The politics of this are amusing. The Republicans are leading the push for the recall but the Bush team would much rather have a wildly unpopular Democrat in office for the 2004 campaign. On the other hand, the most popular Democrats can’t run since they have to maintain a posture of outrage just in case Davis survives.
As I’ve noted here and here, I find the whole process troubling. It’s one thing to remove a politician who has committed a crime or is otherwise involved in a major scandal; it’s quite another to simply decide you don’t like the guy who won the election.