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Friday, September 30, 2011

Governor Jerry Brown Approves Dead Mountain Lion Bill, Sends Blunt Message to Legislators

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 5:30 PM

click to enlarge The state Senate has priorities - LACASAVICTORIA VIA FLICKR
Bipartisan spirit is alive and well today, folks.

Maybe it was a recent viewing of the most popular movie in America right now -- The Lion King -- that made S.B. 769 such a no-brainer for state politicians.

Governor Jerry Brown announced today that he signed off on the bill that would allow "dead mountain lions to be stuffed and displayed." But there's more to it: He attached a memo with his signature that seems to chide the state legislature a bit over the bill. 

Here's what he had to say after signing the law:

This presumably important bill earned overwhelming support by both Republicans and Democrats. If only that same energetic bipartisan spirit could be applied to creating clean energy jobs and ending tax laws that send jobs out of state.

Who knows; maybe having a stuffed, dead mountain lion hanging around is just what the doctor ordered for a polarized government that needs a heavy dose of "Hakuna matata."

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