The recall of Gray Davis is going to a vote. No doubt.
So that means Arnold….

Oh but wait. Cruz Bustamante the lieutenant governor is choosing not to put the replacements for Davis on the ballot, leaving that decision up to a “Commission on the Governorship” and the Supreme Court. That might mean Davis getting recalled but being replaced with the next person in succession — Cruz Bustamante.

Clearly none of this is clear, but it is possible that the right-wing recall drive won’t work out anything like it was planned.

As Kos writes, if the courts back the lt. governor’s interpretation:

Then Issa will have spent millions to allow Californians to replace one corrupt, sleazy Democrat (Davis), with a popular, Latino, and far more progressive Democrat (Bustamante).

And that, my friends, would be what a happy ending looks like