29 October 2009
Schwarzenegger to legislature: fuck you!
You have to hand it to Arnie, he certainly knows how to capture the popular mood. Just read the first letters of the body of the text vertically.
If California were a private business then it would have already gone bankrupt. Schwarzenegger's problem is an old one in American politics: legislative members are really only interested in pleasing the narrow constituency that voted for them, and getting them to vote for the common interest is very difficult. General Robert E. Lee complained in March 1865 that the Confederate Congress sat around eating peanuts while his army starved in the trenches outside Richmond, so the problem is hardly new.
That said, Arnie's reply is!
Cheers: Martin Meenagh