Arnold Schwarzenegger just doesn't give a bleep.

The Govenator sent a shock wave of amused incredulity through the news cycle yesterday with a note he wrote explaining his veto on a fairly non-controversial bill affecting local financing issues in San Francisco. Tim Redmond, a blogger at SFBG (San Francisco Bay Guardian) Politics, noticed something about the note:

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 comes 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.


Arnold Schwarzenegger

Look at the first letter of the first word in each line, reading down from "For". Yup, you're really seeing that. This actually happened.

It'd be hilarious if it wasn't written by someone in charge of a huge state on the brink of financial ruin. With everything that the governor's office has to deal with, you'd think they'd find better ways to use their time.

Mr. Schwarzenegger sent the letter to Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, who heckled the Republican governor at a political event, calling him a liar as he was getting up to address the crowd.

See also:

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In a note to the California State Assembly explaining a veto on a seemingly minor bill, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hid a secret second message that would ge