When Rep. Joe Wilson bellowed "You lie" at President Barack Obama, most folks thought it was pretty uncouth. Still, the ones who were impressed were really
impressed: The South Carolina Congressman quickly saw his fund-raising efforts skyrocket.So when Assemblyman Tom Ammiano bellowed "you lie" in mock-homage to Wilson at Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
and bolted out of a Democratic party event with the memorable exit line "Kiss my gay ass," we wondered if those words had come back to bite him in the ass -- or the exact opposite.
The answer: No. Or yes. Or ... let's just say Ammiano seems to have weathered the storm without anyone informing him they were giving him money as a result of his outburst or not giving him money.
"No, it never reached that extreme," confirmed Ammiano, who also said he had "no regrets" about his eye-opening behavior.
"It wasn't like I approached the governor" and said that, notes the assemblyman. "This was like Tommy Lasorda showing up at a Giants tribute dinner."
Expanding the object of his rancor from the governor to Willie Brown -- who invited Schwarzenegger to the Oct. 7 Democratic event, Ammiano concluded, "[Schwarzenegger] said he heard Willie Brown was in the building and wanted to stop by. Well, if they're dating go do it on your own time."