Notes: Last week Arnold Schwarzenegger energized the California recall election by unexpectedly announcing his candidacy. He looks radiantly confident and sounds good, but there's no content at this early point.

Some are calling the California election scene a circus. That's how it strikes me. Real candidates caricatured in this week's Thadeus & Weez are left to right: Arianna Huffington, Gary Coleman, Gray Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger ad Larry Flynt.