In a nod to bi-partisanship, Gov. Schwarzenegger has sent a clear message to one his Democratic legislators. Gov. Arnie always includes a note attached to a bill that he signs or doesn’t signs letting the bills author know why he is taking the action he did. It’s usually a boilerplate note either congratulating them on proposing a bill that serves the people, or telling them to try harder next time.
In addition to his boilerplate note, he attached the following missive to a bill he didn’t sign authored by San Francisco Assemblymember Tom Ammiano. It should be noted that Ammiano was a prominent heckler of the Gov when he attended the State Democrats Convention last month at the request of former Speaker Willie Brown. Among other taunts, Ammiano is reported to have called the Gov a ‘liar’ and shouted that he could ‘kiss my Gay ass’ as he walked out of the event. So here’s the Gov’s message:
Now that in itself is hardly newsworthy – except that some sharpie noticed another message embedded in the text. And it’s not that hard to find – just one of those simple ‘Read Down the Left Margin’ kind of things. If you’re having trouble seeing it, the message begins with ‘F’ and the second word is YOU.
When asked about the note, the Gov’s office replied:
“My goodness. What a coincidence,” said Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear. “I suppose when you do so many vetoes, something like this is bound to happen.”
Silly stuff – and if you want to read what the San Francisco Guardian had to say about the matter (as if you can’t imagine what the liberal blogs are saying) just click here: Arnold to SF – FU