The Phoenix discovers secret messages in Hollywood-connected political correspondence
Hollywood celebrities who fancy themselves pols and pundits don’t just bring impassioned everyman views to the legislative banquet. As Americans recently witnessed in barbarian-turned–California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cryptic open letter to members of his State Assembly — which, oddly, spelled “FUCK YOU” down the left-hand margin — Tinsel Town giants also inject into the political process a creative acumen that ordinary bureaucrats are incapable of matching. Curious, the Phoenix filed several public-information requests, and discovered that screen stars have been coding messages for friends and foes alike since Ronald Reagan surreptitiously spelled “YOU’RE ALL A BUNCH OF HOMOS” in his 1982 State of the Union address. Here are the sneakiest communications that we found.