In a move which puts some color back into the news, Schwarzenegger has once again reminded us that he has the studs to be the Governator.
A recent AP news item alerted the world that Schwarzenegger had rebuked the legislators, and in particular freshman assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D) San Francisco.
The Gov vetoed a bill, and if one reads down the first letter of each word on the left hand side, the letters f, u, c, k, y, o, and u appear.
Ammiano has sponsored a number of progressive bills; this bill, AB1176, would have expanded development at the Port of San Francisco shipyard. The bill had passed the Assembly and Senate only to be vetoed by Schwarzenegger.
Ammiano behaved badly at a Democratic fundraiser where Schwarzenegger had been asked to speak. During the Governor’s speech Ammiano is claimed to have shouted and jeered.
Spokesman Aaron McLear from the governor’s office claims this must be a "coincidence" and noted that the Governator vetoes so many bills, something like this was statistically likely to happen. No one believes him.
Here is the actual text sent by the Governor:
To the Members of the California State Assembly:
I am returning Assembly Bill 1176 without my signature.
For some time now I have lamented the fact that major issues are overlooked while many
unnecessary bills come to me for consideration. Water reform, prison reform, and health
care are major issues my Administration has brought to the table, but the Legislature just
kicks the can down the alley.
Yet another legislative year has come and gone without the major reforms Californians
overwhelmingly deserve. In light of this, and after careful consideration, I believe it is
unnecessary to sign this measure at this time.