This is a stupid distraction. That is the only way to describe the latest effort by the prison guards union to recall Governor Schwarzenegger.

Make no mistake, we have our issues with the Governor based on legitimate policy disputes. He believes that tax increases will help California and we don’t. But what is needed is grownups dealing with the many crises facing California like grownups.

Does anyone really think this action by CCPOA won’t be seen for what it is – a desperate and transparent attempt at political extortion? Unlike the recall of Gray Davis, this effort has absolutely no grassroots support that we can see. It is motivated by a greedy public employee union trying to get a massive pay hike notwithstanding California’s precarious financial situation.

One thing’s for sure. CCPOA’s limited supply of sympathy from the taxpaying public is about to disappear entirely.