The fine folks over at SFBG did a little sleuthing over Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's recent vetoing of Assemblymember Tom Ammiano's AB 1176, a simple bill that involved the Port of San Francisco and some sort of financing issues. Basic stuff, really. According to SFBG Editor Tim Redmond, "It’s the kind of bill that legislators offer on behalf of their cities all the time," the kind of bill that is routinely passed.
But, lo and behold, Schwarzenegger vetoed the bill. Why? Well, here's the explanatory letter he sent Ammiano:
Do you see what he did there? Look at it again. If you still don't see it, SFBG will explain everything.
Anyway, Redmond sums it up better than we can, saying, "What an asshole. No wonder it's hard to get anything done in Sacramento; the gov's office is full of frat boys spending hours (and it would have taken hours to get this exactly right) making stupid little-boy jokes."
Arnold's letter could be in response to Ammiano's recent outburst at the Governor during the Democratic County Central Committee gala. If you recall, the Assemblymember shouted to Schwarzenegger, among other things, to "kiss my gay ass."