California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Kindergarten) recently – according to this New York Times report headlined (in the dead-tree edition) “Obscenity, Governor? Oh, That.” – issued a veto statement that “contained a message – and not a nice message – that some interpret as a put-down of the bill’s author.”
The message can be seen only by a careful reading of the printed version of the veto statement. By taking the first letter of each line, beginning with the third line, two words emerge: The first is obscene; the second is “you.”
Classy, Arnold. Classy.
The response from the Governator’s spokesman Aaron McLear?
“It was just a weird coincidence,” Mr. McLear said in an e-mail message. “I suppose when you do so many vetoes, something like this is bound to happen.”
That, of course, is the classic A-Million-Monkeys-With-Typewriters-Would-Eventually-Produce-All-Of-Shakespeare’s-Works defense.
In the end, this is much ado about nothing. But the slings and arrows aimed at Gov. Hasta La Vista are – at least from what’s been reported – entirely justified.
Not to be the pahty poopah,