The California recall is not about removing a corrupt politician. It’s purely a political process. If the law were written so that a recalled politician would be replaced by the second-in-command, then the petition to recall Governor Davis would never have received enough signatures to make it to the ballot. In other words, few people would have signed a recall petition against Governor Davis if they knew that a successful recall would replace him with Lt. Governor Bustamante.
Anyone care to bet when we will have a recall vote against Governor Schwarzenegger?