Amidst all the commentary about the recall of 2 senators here I might add one more observation. The recalls were the work of plain old citizens, not some Committee For The Advancement Of Us with a lot of outside anonymous funding. Recalls were held against 2 pols because the other three citizens groups were not well enough organized to get the requisite number of signatures in the allotted time. Getting the signatures was the difference between 2 recall elections and 5 such events.
Note that the two pols recalled, one was very powerful and had backing from the highest levels and the other represented a district so Blue that no one remembers the last time a Republican ever represented it. This pretty much defines "impossible odds" and yet they lost.
Had all 5 petition efforts been successful we would probably be looking at the unseating of 4 if not 5 pols right now. Several Dems did us big favors by effectively writing the Republican ads for the next election. One sincerely hopes the Republicans will remember this and make use of the assistance come 2014.
Look for the Dems to lurch to the right at least until the next election is over. Remember they told us they weren't after our guns before the last election. Remember that you can't believe a thing they say.