His candidacy may or may not catch fire, but his recall drive certainly has. Coordinator David Gilliard says 800,000 signatures have been gathered (900,000 valid ones are needed, with 300,000 more to be sure). Issa has increased the payment for signature gatherers from 75 cents to a dollar a signature, and a second million-piece mailing to conservative households is under way.
None of this is getting California a budget that works for the long haul, but it sure is great theater and will only get better. Or worse.