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State GOP has beef with Dems over cow shooting

July 28, 2010 |  6:41 pm
Is the shooting of a runaway pregnant cow at the State Fair related to the budget standoff in Sacramento? Sure is, according to the California Republican Party. The state GOP's communications chief, Mark Standriff, issued a long statement Wednesday connecting the two. We present it here, in its entirety, for full effect:
"Obviously, the stress of state budget uncertainty is taking its toll on these dedicated state employees, from fair management, to state fair police, to the U.C. Davis veterinary director who had to make the fatal decision to tragically down this pregnant cow and her unborn calf. We’re not second guessing the call. Considering the circumstances, it may have been the best decision. But it’s not fair to force people to make life-and death decisions when they’re also coping with the prospect of fewer vacation days or reduced office supplies. With the state budget nearly a month overdue, the Democrat legislative leaders are happy to hang out in their own corral, unable to agree even among themselves how to close the state budget gap. This is inexcusable. This is bull. This is a new low for Democrats. Is nothing sacred to them anymore, not even cows?"
-- Shane Goldmacher in Sacramento twitter.com/ShaneGoldmacher