I know I’m late, but the long weekend swallowed up most of my political anger/impatience/responsiblity.
So, last Friday’s San Francisco Chronicle has this story of a completely, 100% staged media event featuring the Governor of California, who happens to be Arnold Schwarzenegger.
A work crew dug a pothole out of a San Jose street, and Arnold showed up later to fill it.
I am not making this up.
Apparently, there were no actual convenient REAL potholes to fill? Are you kidding me?
Anyway – Schwarzenegger’s press-riggers appear to have given the event the importance of, say, Bush’s Thanksgiving Trip to Iraq.
From the Chronicle:
“Media advisories for the morning San Jose event were not issued until two hours before it started, and — in an unusual move — reporters were not provided with a location, but told to assemble in a parking lot where directions were distributed.”
Apparently, all the stealth is an effort to avoid protesters. Heh.
Noticed via BoingBoing.