'Kiss My Gay Ass': Calif. Dem After Heckling Arnold

... after interrupting governor's speech by yelling 'You lie!'
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2009 7:33 PM CDT
Tom Ammiano, seated, didn't deny that after interrupting a speech by Arnold Schwarzenegger, he told the governor to "kiss my gay ass."   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Slightly different forum, very different personalities, same heckle. And California Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano apparently followed up his “You lie!” interruption of a speech last night in San Francisco by Arnold Schwarzenegger by walking out and telling the Republican governor to “kiss my gay ass.” Ammiano’s defense is that Schwarzenegger crashed a Democratic fundraiser: “This is our house—and it’s like someone came in and took a big dump. He showed up; it was rude.”

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown insisted that Schwarzenegger had been invited to the event, in a spirit of bipartisanship, and called Ammiano’s take on Rep. Joe Wilson’s interruption of President Obama last month “highly inappropriate.” “I don’t care who it is,” he tells the Chronicle. “It could be George Bush. “You don’t do that. If you don’t wish to be in their presence, then don’t invite them.”

  • Click the link below for video from the event.