Legislative heavyweights wearing "I'm Not a Girlie Man" T-shirts sang a budget-themed version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at his wrap party last week.
Taking the stage in front of Schwarzenegger and hundreds of supporters and staffers were Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, former Assembly Republican leader Mike Villines, former Senate Republican leaders Jim Brulte and Dick Ackerman, and former Assembly Speakers Bob Hertzberg and Fabian Núñez.
The Republicans wore red. The Democrats wore blue.
Among the gifts they said Schwarzenegger gave in their "Big Five" negotiations were "eight accounting gimmicks," "five bucks for schools," "three furlough Fridays," and "two vetoed bills."
The party, at Sacramento Convention Center, was paid for by private sponsors and included appearances by various stars. Among them was Vanessa Williams, who also sang.