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10/13/2006

Oh Arnold, why won't you just help us?

by Jeremy Hooper

 Good As You Images Picture-15-2The San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board conducted an interview with California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, in which they learned the following regarding his same-sex marriage position:

Answering questions, the governor -- who vetoed a gay marriage bill last year -- refused to say whether he would support overturning Proposition 22, the California law that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

"I will get back to you on that," he said, after hesitating.

He also wouldn't say whether he would sign a gay marriage bill in the event Prop. 22 is overturned by voters.

"I have so many things to think about every day, I am not thinking at all about those hypotheticals," he said.

However, in a subsequent piece, the Chronicle notes:

Hours after the meeting, however, a spokesman for the governor called The Chronicle back to clarify Schwarzenegger's position, saying that "Schwarzenegger personally supports domestic partnership, not gay marriage."

Well, thank God for spokespeople! Always there to keep the perceived most politically advantageous positions conveyed!

In response, we'd like to go on record as saying: "We just aren't sure what we think about Mr. Schwarzenegger's marriage stances, as he...

::enter G-A-Y organized PR front, scared that we are straying from our pro-gay message::

SPOKESMAN: "Mr. G-A-Y personally is sick of Mr. Schwarzengger's refusal to fully stand up for the gays in his state, and to seize the opportunity to serve as a civil rights hero."

Schwarzenegger: No quid pro quo for donors [SF Chronicle]
Schwarzenegger to push his 'good ideas'; But governor won't revisit union dues, education funding [SF Chronicle]

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