Drum roll, please.........
Pérez: "OK, Kevin, if we are gonna settle this Vernon thing with rock-paper-scissors, we both can't keep throwing out paper!"
The entry, which won with 32.4 percent of the vote, was submitted by Jason Fox, legislative manager for the California Society of CPAs
For those who missed our earlier posts, we asked readers to come up with a caption for this photo of Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Sen. Kevin de León having a chat just one day after de León led the effort to derail his fellow Los Angeles Democrat's bill to dissolve the city of Vernon.
Fox said finding inspiration for his first-ever submission to our Caption Contest was easy:
"Well, it really does look like they are playing rock-paper-scissors," he wrote in an email.
You can see the chuckle-worthy competition in our earlier post announcing the finalists.
Fox will take home a $25 coffee shop gift certificate for his winning entry. His first choice, downtown's Espresso Bar, doesn't offer gift cards right now, so he'll be getting his caffeine fix with some free joe from Starbucks.
Thanks to all who submitted entries and cast votes in this round. As always, you can sent caption-worthy shots to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO CREDIT: Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles, left, talks with state Sen. Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, during the Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento on Aug. 30. Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press