What do you do when your state is so far under water it makes the Mariana Trench look like a kiddy pool? You hustle, baby. Someone at Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office came up with the brilliant idea of having the celebrity Governator sign 15 of the more than 500 used state vehicles up for auction so as to raise additional money. As of Tuesday, the highest bid on a signed car was for a 2003 Civic Hybrid at a steal for $5,500! But if that doesn’t suit your fancy, there are vans, Crown Vics, and even ex-CHP BMW motorcycles to choose from. Sick of the state of the state? Put your money where your mouth is and pony up for the greater good!
State and Consumer Services Agency Deputy Communications Director Erin Shaw predicted that the sale would net a few hundred thousand dollars, and the proceeds are set to be funneled back into the general fund for our elected officials to
misspend wisely dole out as they see fit. And act quickly if you want a particular Arnold-embossed ride, as he signed 12 different types of vehicles so there would only be a few of each out there, in order to maximize the effect of his name. Say what you will about the tenets of National Socialism California Republicans, but at least the man knows how to turn his personal publicity into a political and financial boon.
[Source: SF Gate]