Balneus

Australian Lefty on Politics, Governance, Science and Info Management

Gubernator Gaffe – Or Goody?

Posted by Dave Bath on 2009-10-29


A veto note from the Gubernator, 
replete with a profanity 
not immediately obvious,  
intentional or highly coincidental? 
Enjoy the links below.

The first words of each line in the three paragraphs?

  • I
  • For… unnecessary… care… kick…
  • Yet… overwhelmingly… unnecessary

And the Gubernator’s spokesperson on this?

"My goodness.  What a coincidence.  I suppose when you do so many vetoes, something like this is bound to happen.”

To me, the "kick the can" is unusual enough to indicate intent… but I’d not call it malice.

…especially as Arnie has had other (less pointed) acrostics in messages to his legislature, and has pulled some other pranks (see the WSJ article) such as sending a sculture of bull’s testicles to California’s Senate leader.

So… anybody thinking about being mischevious next time you write a note to your local member or a senate committee?  I know I am!

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