"Straight" from his best actor Oscar for his performance as Harvey Milk, Sean Penn is pushing the state of California to officially recognize the late gay politician's birthday.
State Senator Mark Leno plans to reintroduce a bill Tuesday in San Francisco with Penn by his side designating Milk's birthday a "day of significance."
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the same bill last year and says he will again.
In his veto message, the governor said Milk should be honored in San Francisco but not statewide.
Leno says Penn's award shows that Schwarzenegger's argument about Milk being only of provincial interest no longer holds up.
However, Schwarzenegger replied that Sean Penn did a great job on the audio of Bob Dylan's "Chronicles Volume I" and the whole world has heard of Bob Dylan. We have no Bob Dylan Day."
The exchange after that got really heated, stated one source, ending with a loud "I don't think that's Milk around Harvey Milk's mouth on that poster!" from Schwarzenegger.