Wake up and smell the recall

I woke up this morning to see the news that Conan the Barbarian is our new governor of California. Yippie skippie.

Well at least now there will be no shortage of comedic material in the late-night talk shows and on Saturday Night Live. It’ll be just like the Dan Quayle years!

One thing of note: There’s this whole thing about Arnie meeting with Ken Lay and the other Republican energy magnates a couple of years ago. Yesterday gasoline prices were still hovering around $1.95. This morning, I promptly saw drops at the same stations down to around $1.75. It will be quite interesting to see how energy prices fluctuate in the coming weeks. I expect to see a strong price trend downwards, likely led by the Republican-controlled energy conglomerates, to reinforce the idea that having a Republican governor here in California is a Good Thing™