Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Memo to the President: Check Out Gov. Arnold's Idea of a Veto Message

I can't say I agree with everything done by the Governor of my home state, Arnold Swartzenegger. But there's something about his way of vetoing legislation that, I must admit, I admire. Read the first letter of each line of this message and you'll see what I mean (thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for the story. )
The message is apparently Mr. Schwartzenegger's response to Tom Ammiano, who 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 was the author of the bill vetoed by the Governor's acrostically enhanced message.
Ammiano, a comedian by trade (no, I mean in addition to being a politician) took it all in stride, telling the Chronicle, "I think it was very creative, and it's time to bury the hatchet. I'm not interested in prolonging it."
I will pass on the opportunity to spin puns off that quote. But don't you think the Governator's style is something that the President should consider if Rep. "You Lie" Wilson ever gets lucky enough to have a bill passed and sent to him for approval?


chmeredith said...

Just read about that on CNN. Definitely brought a smile to my face.

Anonymous said...

California is an economic basket case of the highest order. 12% of the nation's population and 32% of America's welfare roll.