Our man in Las Vegas, Andy Furillo, reports in this story that CCPOA's re-elected president Mike Jimenez is toning down his recall rhetoric.
As we noted in our column today, some union watchers think that CCPOA's threat to mount a recall campaign against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was more about boosting Jimenez's image than ousting the Austrian Oak.
Our take: When the governor responded to the recall threat -- "So the prison guard union is not going to intimidate me with their kind of action... This is a different governor sitting here," -- he re-energized Jimenez and CCPOA. The union may be divided (hence 28 members who filed to run against him), but nothing unites like a common enemy.
Of course, the controversial union makes a foil for Schwarzenegger, too,
So what do you think? Is a recall push still an option for the union? Or now that he's been re-elected, will Jimenez save the million bucks or so it would take to get a recall on the ballot and put it toward other efforts?