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July 19, 2004
Girlie men whine about the Governator So some California Democrats are whining like a bunch of girlie men over Governor Schwarzenegger's speech invoking the ghost of an old Saturday Night Live sketch. From the AP:
"If they don't have the guts to come up here in front of you and say, 'I don't want to represent you, I want to represent those special interests, the unions, the trial lawyers ... if they don't have the guts, I call them girlie men," Schwarzenegger said to the cheering crowd at a mall food court in Ontario.
The governor lifted the term from a long-running "Saturday Night Live" skit in which two pompous, Schwarzenegger-worshipping weightlifters repeatedly use it to mock those who don't meet their standards of physical perfection.
Democrats said Schwarzenegger's remarks were insulting to women and gays and distracted from budget negotiations. State Sen. Sheila Kuehl said the governor had resorted to "blatant homophobia."
"It uses an image that is associated with gay men in an insulting way, and it was supposed to be an insult. That's very troubling that he would use such a homophobic way of trying to put down legislative leadership," said Kuehl, one of five members of the Legislature's five-member Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus.
Oh, yeah. The left went through the recall campaign calling Schwarzeneger every variation of Nazi and rapist and every ugly thing, but they can't stand the mild humor of this old Dana Carvey sketch. I feel bad for the poor little girlie men.
However, perhaps those what can't take even a mild joke need to be insulted. If you choose to be insulted and hurt by this, then maybe you deserve to be insulted and hurt. Jebus H Criminy, but these wussies wouldn't last five minutes on the playground at South Park. Being gay is one thing, but being a big cry baby just invites ridicule.
Ah, but here's the clincher of girlie man behavior, from Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, hiding behind his daughter's skirt:
Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, a Democrat, said that while he wasn't upset by the remark, his 13-year-old daughter was.
"She's a young girl who knows the governor and really likes him a lot and didn't find the term to be a positive term, and finds it to be derogatory," Nunez said. "It was no question a very, very insensitive comment to make. I personally am not intimidated or threatened by it, but I think it really is beneath Gov. Schwarzenegger."
Daddy's big and brave, see, and he won't let that mean old governor threaten or intimidate him, no siree!
See, it's The Children that are being hurt by the Governator. Isn't that just like an evil rapist Nazi Republican?