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California Crass, Texas Class

By on 11.2.10 | 5:02PM

In a disappointing, undignified statement as he heads out of office, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger couldn't resist making a "nah-nah" political point while congratulating the San Francisco Giants on their World Series championship:

The San Francisco Giants defeated the Texas Rangers tonight, just like California voters are going to defeat the attempts of dirty Texas oil companies to undo our clean energy laws at the polls tomorrow.

Throughout the season and post-season, the Giants have shown remarkable determination and excellence. They have made this state proud and shown the world what we are capable of. I join all Californians in congratulating the entire Giants organization, coaching staff, players and fans on this much-deserved win.

Of course the Governator is talking about the Proposition 23 ballot initiative, which would delay implementation of the state's global warming law (that forces reduction of greenhouse gas emissions) until the unemployment rate stays below 5.5 percent for four consecutive quarters. Environmental groups and alternative energy companies have spent twice as much fighting 23 as the oil companies have in supporting it, but that obviously doesn't matter to Ah-nold.

Maybe Texas Gov. Rick Perry will return the insult tonight after he gets re-elected (and if Prop. 23 does get rejected) and he'll thank the San Francisco potheads, Pelosi, and Schwarzenegger for helping make the Lone Star State look even more attractive for job growth. But probably not; I expect some class from Texans.

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