The most intriguing story of the day is Jim Rainey's inside the L.A. Times, quoting an unnamed confidant of Richard Riordan saying the ex-mayor was outside the loop and stunned by Schwarzenegger's announcement. If true, you have to wonder if there is a little bit of the conservatives' resentment of Riordan at play. A lot of them consider Riordan "Republican In Name Only," and his tendency to donate money to Democrats and hire a bipartisan staff must drive them up the wall. Dan Weintraub, who's pro-Arnold, also has this take:
Time will tell if the story, based all on unnamed sources, is correct. Right now there seems no reason to think it's not.