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He just kept coming at me, I backed off, I thought I was going to be beaten up.
The past 24 hours have seen Big Fella Thanks backed off the boards," said the magic sign's David Williams.
Labor groups and their Democratic allies in the Legislature immediately cautioned Schwarzenegger to not overreach as he did in 2005, when he considered pushing for a ballot measure, but backed off when public safety unions aired commercials arguing his plan would take money from the widows of firefighters and police.
A union representing Northwest Airlines' flight attendants said the carrier has backed off a demand to staff international flights mainly with foreign flight attendants.
We've backed off lobbying because we have no money to continue .
Diebold backed off only after the Electronic Frontier Foundation entered the fray, claiming use of the documents in public debate is protected "fair use" and that Diebold was abusing copy-right law to stifle criticism.