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Obama praises environmental work of GOP governors, including Schwarzenegger

November 18, 2008 |  2:21 pm

Wow, has Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger bounced back quickly from the devastation of his good friend John McCain losing the presidential election to this Democrat Barack Obama fellow. (See video below.)

Today at a climate-change summit he's sponsoring at the Beverly Hilton, where the climate never changes, California's GOP chief executive, who's tangled with the nation's GOP chief executive over environmental issues, sounded downright giddy over the impending coronation of Obama into the White House.

"I'm excited to report," Schwarzenegger told the session, "that in January all of this will change, because now there is a new administration coming in."

Schwarzenegger played a videotaped greeting from the president-elect and said the two men were "in sync." The Ticket has the video greeting below, showing Obama praising several governors' environmental work, including the Republicans heading up California and Florida.

Our colleague Michael Rothfield has a full story over on L.A. Now.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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