A gubernatorial veto of a state bill that would have helped to fund projects along the San Francisco waterfront contained a not-so-hidden message of “f— you,” according to several reports.
The printed version of the veto contained just that array of letters, spelling out the insult vertically along the left margin. The bill was sponsored by a nemesis of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, who had recently heckled the governor during a Democratic event at which Schwarzenegger spoke. He called the governator a liar for helping to cut state funding of AIDS programs.
Apparently the governor got the last words. A spokesman for Schwarzenegger denies that the message was intentional. But Ammiano, of all people, says he minds the veto more than the insult.