Sunday, May 10, 2020

Schwarzenegger Letter

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a Republican and was Governor of California. Tom Ammiano was a member of the California State Assembly. They both did not get along well. In fact, hated each other. There was a bill introduced by Tom in the California Assembly and was passed. It was sent to the Governor for his signature. He declined to sign that into law and sent it back to the Assembly without his signature.

Schwarzenegger's battles with the state legislature are epic. But this just goes way beyond epic. While declining he wrote the following cover letter.



His explanation for rejecting the bill seems very harmless. But it was like a Da Vinci code message that reveals the Governor's true feelings.  Take a look at it closely. Please notice the first letter of every line after “I am returning the Assembly Bill…..” It spells Fxxx Yxx. It was his way of getting back at Tom. Arnold denied, while in office, it was intentional. After he left the office, he admitted the truth. It was a message to Tom and not to the entire Assembly.

This is not a jovial fake letter.   Please google it to find out.

10 comments:

  1. Wow! What a letter for someone to write ... Too good ... Thanks for sharing this here.

    Looks like this was big news about 11 years ago, and it was all over the media. After reading a couple of articles I understood the exact background to the (hidden) usage of those two words ... What a way to get back at Tom!

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    1. Thanks for your comments Pradeep. I think he did the right thing knowing what Jim told him to do previously.

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  2. It was a cheap and timid way to show his dislike for the member of the assembly.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Mr. KP. I respect your opinion. Arnold may be cheap but he certainly not a timid person.

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  3. Very creative :)

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. Yes, very creative.

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  4. i think the purpose behind not signing is vivid here. By doing so each person will get it well.Thank you for such a post.A little bit we will also be aware of the internal politics there.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sarala. Usually when a bill is passed by the legislature, it goes to the President (for federal level) or the Governor (for state level). Usually they sign the bill and it becomes the law. Sometimes, they don’t like the bill and refuse to sign. It is called veto. They return the unsigned bill to the legislature. If the legislature pass the same bill, this time with 2/3rd majority and sends it to President or Governor, he/she will have to accept and sign the bill. This happens very rarely.

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  5. This is interesting, based on the little knowledge of politics....I have seen that it's complicated people are not nice to each other

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    1. Thanks for your comments Dee. In politics, in any country, it is a dog eat dog world.

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