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April 23, 2015

Political relationships

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You may know Arnold Schwarzenegger by such films as Terminator, Twins, Total Recall, Kindergarten Cop, Terminator 2, Conan the Barbarian, Predator, True Lies, Conan the Destroyer, or Terminator 3. You probably also know him as the 38th Governor of California, serving in that office from November of 2003 until January 2011. During his time in office, he, like many other political executives, sparred with the legislative branch on occasion. One example of this came in October of 2009, when the California State Assembly passed an energy policy bill. The details aren’t important — if you’re interested, the Wall Street Journal covered it here – except that Schwarzenegger wasn’t a fan of what the Assembly had proposed. Instead, the governor returned the bill to the legislature, unsigned, thereby vetoing it. In doing so, Schwarzenegger included the following note:

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The State Assembly members were not amused. Not because of the rejection — well, maybe because of the rejection — but also because the “Governator” used the letter to tell the legislature what he really thought of them. Don’t see it? This will help:

Posted by joke du jour at April 23, 2015 06:02 PM

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