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“F**k You!” – Schwarzenegger Veto Message to Legislator

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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sent a clear – and profane – message to a California Legislator who heckled and criticized him recently.

The Guver-nator vetoed a bill sponsored by the legislator, San Francisco San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. Letters or "Veto Messages" are often attached to vetoes, but slightly hidden within this veto message was the infamous expletive F**k You (except fully spelled out). As you can see below, the first letter of each line in the message spell out the slam.

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The SanFrancisco Chronicle noted:

… the veto message came after Ammiano called the governor a liar and shouted from the audience to "kiss my gay ass" when Schwarzenegger unexpectedly showed up at a Democratic Party dinner in San Francisco on Oct. 7.

Ammiano later called Schwarzenegger’s attendance at the event a "cheap publicity stunt" that wasn’t at all amusing, in light of the governor’s cuts in social services, ordered furloughs of state workers and failure to act on some gay-rights issues.

The Star Tribune reported:

"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."

Schwarzenegger’s veto messages are sent to the lawmakers who authored the bills, and posted on the governor’s Web site. McLear noted that the left-hand margin of past veto messages has spelled out words such as "poet" and "soap."

I’m not sure how such political commentary relates to InjuryBoard, but I’m disturbed.

Claiming coincidence is a joke or an out-and-out lie. The odds of such a clear message randomly appearing are astronomical. It is clear that the Governor or one of his staff sent this message.

This is reprehensible behavior. A governor leads, and sets an example for the citizens of the state. He’s treating his office as a joke. What example is this for the schoolchildren of California? Being a crude foul-mouth …. is okay; you could be governor of California with that potty-mouth.

On the surface it may seem a clever way to respond to rudeness from a competing politician. But this is a major veto. In sending his little message, the governor vetoed a bill that was important to the Port of San Francisco. You can only hope that he intended the veto all along, and the message was an afterthought.

But if Ah-nuld thinks it’s okay to veto a major bill just to make a joke or to slap down a politician, he needs to be impeached, because this is a major disgrace to his office. He earns this photo:

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  1. Steve Lombardi says:
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    I think they’ve taken off the gloves… what do you think?

  2. Joe Crumley says:
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    I’m thinking the news services and the blogosphere is taking off the gloves!

    http://news.google.com/news/more?um=1&cf=all&ned=us&cf=all&ncl=dr3TnubLylQ1vsMpRoI3j4gKSW6QM

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

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    That is pretty funny. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Steve Lombardi says:
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    Is this news footage from announcement?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4EQG08N0vY

  5. Steve Lombardi says:
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    Oh I can’t believe you highlited it. Half the fun was finding it. I called the former President Bush and this is what he had to say about the matter of free speech in America.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVynnbx1Xsc

    Okay I’ve gotta get back to work. This is too easy to get involved with developing…

  6. Steve Lombardi says:
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    Oh but wait, just one more…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNO58WdUptU

    As Kelly Preston said in For Love of the Game, “Is this not America? Is baseball not America’s favorite sport?”
    Now can we get back to baseball?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PxHqMEcSuQ

  7. Steve Lombardi says:
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    Like Kelly Preston said in For Love of the Game, “Is this not America? Is baseball not America’s favorite sport?” Arnold got caught as a result of California being cursed because the Dodgers bought Manny’s contract which makes CA on the way to hell in a hand basket. They have inherited The Curse of the Bambino. Good luck Governor.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PxHqMEcSuQ

  8. Joe Crumley says:
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    Hilarious stuff Steve. Guess this is the behavior you get when you elect a Kindergarten Cop” as Governor. That inspier me to find this quote from YouTube in honor of Steve:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA0IpS_3S-0

  9. Mike Bryant says:
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    Oh you guys, making sport of such a serious issue. :) Actually, it is another example of the lack of civility in politics. Paul Wellstone’s death anniversary was this week, and while he did a couple of things that I know he regretted, there was always a sense of honor there. He got along with the other members, despite the floor fights. I miss that from our leaders.

  10. Joe Crumley says:
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    Good Point, Mike. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  11. Steve Lombardi says:
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    When have politics ever been civil? And when was swearing a qualification for being a smart politician? Being able to swear qualifies you to work as an actor; not a leader. The Republican party thinks, like the Dems, that doming it’s program down to the lowest common denominator is the way to get votes. It may be but in the process it flushes this country’s culture with it. The Governor needs to rethink his program.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFmRypAYz_E

  12. Steve Lombardi says:
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    The words I typed was “dumbing down” not “doming”. Glitch I think or maybe sensorship! Let’s start the Second American Revolution. Let’s take back our country. George would be proud.