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Schwarzenegger is told 'You lie!'

October 09, 2009|Shane Goldmacher

Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made an unannounced stop -- and got an unwelcome reception -- at a Democratic Party gala Wednesday night. As he took the podium and began to speak, San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano shouted, "You lie!"

It was a West Coast reprise of GOP Rep. Joe Wilson's now-infamous outburst during a congressional address by President Obama last month.

Asked Thursday about his own interjection, Ammiano, a liberal Democrat who once was a stand-up comedian, said of the governor's impromptu appearance: "When he got up to the podium, it was totally inappropriate. He was booed and people walked out."

-- Shane Goldmacher

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