Fired? Well then I quit

Last week PEEK noted the general pissed-offedness of Europe at Schwarzenegger's execution of a clearly reformed man and efforts by the city of Graz to remove the governator's name from its stadium.

Appalled by the gathering momentum of these efforts, Schwarzenegger decided to take action. The former ActionHero climbed into a cyborg suit and staged a public ceremony in Sacramento where he mercilessly clobbered a Schnitzel whipped an Erdäpfel Salat and topped it off by eviscerating a Sachertorte.

Well, not really, but his churlish response isn't likely to win any class and maturity contests.


In his letter, Schwarzenegger said he had heard that the Graz City Council planned to order his name removed on Jan. 19. The stadium, which seats 15,400, has carried Schwarzenegger's name since 1997.
Schwarzenegger also wrote that he was revoking his permission for Graz to use his name in any advertising campaigns that promote the city, located 10 minutes from his hometown village of Thal.
Mentioning a separate proposal to rescind the award of a "ring of honor" that was given to him in 1999, Schwarzenegger said in the letter that he does not want the ring any more and had sent it back.
"Since … the official Graz appears to no longer accept me as one of their own, this ring has lost its meaning and value to me," Schwarzenegger wrote. "It is already in the mail."
It's "already in the mail?" My lord, if I'm a certain Shriver-Kennedy-Schwarzenegger I'm watching my back. (LATimes; hat tip: TMN)

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