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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Schwarzenegger strikes back at Austria

Das it ya schon geil! Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday told officials in his hometown in Austria to remove his name from a sports stadium and stop using his identity to promote the city. The governor's request came after politicians in Graz began a petition drive to rename the stadium, reacting to Schwarzenegger's decision last week to deny clemency to condemned inmate Stanley Tookie Williams. Opposition to the death penalty is strong in Austria. In a letter that began "Dear Mister Mayor," Schwarzenegger said he decided to spare the Graz city council "further concern" should he be forced to make other clemency decisions while he's governor. Another inmate is scheduled to be executed in California Jan. 17. "In all likelihood, during my term as governor, I will have to make similar and equally difficult decisions," Schwarzenegger said in the letter. "To spare the responsible politicians of the city of Graz further concern, I withdraw from them as of this day the right to use my name in association with the Liebenauer Stadium. Hehehe In the letter, Schwarzenegger also said he would no longer permit the use of his name "to advertise or promote the city of Graz in any way" and would return the city's "ring of honor." The ring was given to him in a ceremony in Graz in 1999. At the time, Schwarzenegger said he considered it "a token of sincere friendship between my hometown and me." "Since, however, the official Graz appears to no longer accept me as one of their own, this ring has lost its meaning and value to me. It is already in the mail," the governor wrote. Nice. This is why I like Arnie. He takes no shit from nobody!


At 12/20/2005 01:30:00 AM, Anonymous Andrew Brehm said...

He is one of us now!


At 12/20/2005 05:01:00 AM, Anonymous Suz said...

We need more politicians like Arnold. God bless him!

At 12/20/2005 08:10:00 AM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

You know what Sandman... I agree with you 100%. Suddenly I like the guy A LOT more. Let the Leftist pinkos take their ring and stick it, lol....

At 12/20/2005 09:59:00 AM, Blogger Egypeter said...

What puny little Euro-city wants to mess with the GOVERNATOR?! Way to go my Last Action Hero! I love Ahnold...here's to hopin' he gets re-elected in that wacky lefty state...

Does that sound right-wing enough? I hope so!

Chi-town, USA!!

At 12/20/2005 03:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I supported this guy when other libs I know preferred to ride out the wave with greg davis. I was right to not go with the lefties. Ahnold's not just all muscle.



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