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Politico Swallows Arnold’s “Total coincidence” Tall Tale

As part of the continuing saga of the Village media elite’s adoration of the current governor of California despite his ruination of our state’s economy and fiscal health, Politico bought Arnold’s story [politico link] — told at the White House no less! — that his hostile and insulting recent veto message that included an obscenity was a "total coincidence."

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denied at the White House Friday that he had intentionally sent a letter to state legislators containing a hostile, coded message.

Speaking with reporters after an appearance with Vice President Biden to tout a new report claiming the stimulus created or saved 1 million jobs, Schwarzenegger said it was purely an accident that his office had sent out a letter in which the first letters of each line combined to spell: "F— you."

"That was a total coincidence," he said, insisting: "It was one of those wild coincidences."

Missing from this Politico report, of course, was any explanation of the reason why the governor’s "total coincidence" claim is bogus:

At the San Francisco Democratic Party annual gala, it was something of a scene when Arnold Schwarzenegger crashed the joint. Specifically, Tom Ammiano’s comments, caused some stir when they were heard around the Capitol.

You might have thought there would have been some repurcussion. A bill vetoed that you wouldn’t expect. And that was the case as AB 1176 was vetoed. But the SF Bay Guardian thought the veto message was a little bit odd. And after reading the bizarre message, they played a little codebreaker and figured out this little juvenile prank.

Politico should have known — and provided — the backstory on Arnold’s party-crashing, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano’s "Kiss My Gay Ass" heckle, and the fact that the bill being vetoed was Ammiano’s, before they let the Governator spew his "total coincidence" kool-aid all over them.

Example 25,789 of the GOP/Media Complex: A Continuing Series

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