Journalist Joe Mathews uses an Op-Ed piece in the Times to propose that Gov. Schwarzenegger appoint him for the vacant job of lieutenant governor.
I know you're considering smart politicians of both parties. But selecting a proven leader would be a terrible mistake. Someone with real experience in government would be frustrated by the utter powerlessness and insignificance of the lieutenant governor's office.
I, on the other hand, would be untroubled by that, since I've never worked in government and have no real interest in doing so. The lieutenant governor doesn't run much of anything, and neither have I.
Goes on to make some good points, amusingly.