At the San Francisco Democratic Party annual gala, it was something of a scene when Arnold Schwarzenegger crashed the joint. Specifically, Tom Ammiano’s comments, caused some stir when they were heard around the Capitol.
You might have thought there would have been some repurcussion. A bill vetoed that you wouldn’t expect. And that was the case as AB 1176 was vetoed. But the SF Bay Guardian thought the veto message was a little bit odd. And after reading the bizarre message, they played a little codebreaker and figured out this little juvenile prank.
Ignoring the fact that he vetoed a bill that he probably should have signed in order to allow financing to go forward on several projects along the San Francisco waterfront, how low can this governor stoop? Implanting secret epithets into veto messages?
Certainly the Governor will either stonewall, or toss out some aide who will get a public flogging. But this is on him. Getting called some names at an opposing party’s fundraiser is to be expected. Could you imagine what people would say to Barack Obama if he strolled into the California Republican convention? “Kiss my gay ass” would look pretty darn tame and uncontroversial.
But to enshrine this garbage into the public records of our state?
It’s beyond unbecoming, and Arnold should personally apologize.