The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

December 21, 2010
Present, past lawmakers sing state version of Christmas song

Bee Capitol Bureau reporter David Siders just posted this on our sister blog, Capitol Alert:

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 ,,, 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." ...

Click here for more about the parody, including a video of the performance.

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