Via Calitics, State Senator John Benoit will leave the State Senate for a job without term limits, being appointed by the governor to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, apparently as a reward for being one of the few Republicans to vote for every bill in the Governor's water package.
Good for him. Benoit's one of the better Republicans (except, of course, on budget issues, where he was just another Republican), and I like to see a little quid pro quo among politicians to get bills passed. It beats the hell out of recent Republican reflexive opposition.
My only fear is who will replace him in the Senate. These days you have to be a fire-breathing neo-Palinite to win a Republican primary.