Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Wednesday that he will veto a bill that would allow gay marriages in California.
Schwarzenegger said the legislation, given final approval Tuesday by lawmakers, would conflict with the intent of voters when they approved a ballot initiative five years ago. Proposition 22 prevents California from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states or countries.
"We cannot have a system where the people vote and the Legislature derails that vote," the governor’s press secretary, Margita Thompson, said in a statement. "Out of respect for the will of the people, the governor will veto (the bill)." [Source]
The idea of Arnold just "vetoing" something just seems tame. Perhaps terminating the bill with extreme prejudice or destroying its advancement would be better. Well I guess that answers the question about whether Gov. Schwarzenegger has any further political aspirations. Or maybe I should just be satisfied regardless of his motivation, especially considering a previous interview of his.
GS: You’re a Catholic, how do you reconcile your political positions on abortion, on gay rights, on the death penalty. There opposed to the positions of the Catholic Church – how do you reconcile that:
AS: That’s easy, I never had one sleepless night over it