A year after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office apparently sent a coded veto message containing the f-bomb to San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, the governor signed the latest version of the same bill last night -- and included another hidden message.
This one was much more politic.
A vertical read down the letters on the left margin of the governor's signing statement says: "You Are Welcome."
That's a far cry from last year, when a similar reading of the veto statement for the bill dealing with financing for the Port of San Francisco revealed the message: "F-- you."
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"In this time of drastic budget cuts, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement and the courts cannot afford to expend limited resources prosecuting a crime that carries the same punishment as a traffic ticket," wrote Schwarzenegger