Another Throbbing Memo

Have you seen this?

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is ticked off. He’s tired of signing bills that don’t address the pet causes he deems important. So when another unworthy bill crossed his desk recently for signing — addressing funding issues for the Port of San Francisco — the guv vetoed it and sent lawmakers a little note saying why. Only the note said a little more than lawmakers were expecting. Buried in the text was a hidden message directed at State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, author of the bill, according to the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Ammiano had strongly criticized the governor in early October and reportedly told Schwarzenegger at the time to “kiss my gay ass.” Schwarzenegger’s veto letter, issued a couple of days later, reads:


Click picture for full size and throbiness, or just read the first letter in each line…

When asked by the Bay Guardian if the message was intentional, Schwarzenegger’s spokesman said only, “What a strange coincidence.” The paper noted that he was “clearly being sarcastic.”

There’s a PDF of the letter on the California state government website, and a less explicit story at ABC News. Anyway, this should come as no surprise to anyone who has watched The Terminator, since that is one of the standard responses programmed into Arnie in that movie:

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