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Angry Acronyms

October 28, 2009, 6:34 AM
Californian governor and Hollywood hard-man Arnold Schwarzenegger has been accused of sending a hidden “f*** you” to a Democratic assemblyman who heckled him during a recent interview in San Francisco. In a personal note giving reasons as to why he has refused to sign a bill proposed by the heckler, an insult could be found by those among us who like word puzzles. If you string together the first letter of each line down the left hand margin then a not so politely worded rebuke appears. "My goodness. What a coincidence," said Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear to Fox news. "I suppose when you do so many vetoes, something like this is bound to happen."

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