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Schwarzenegger sheds no tears over sale of Hummer

June 4, 2009 |  5:22 pm


Yesterday, on the LA Now blog, reporter Michael Rothfeld got Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's thoughts on the Hummer sale to Chinese company Tengzhong.

It seems Arnold is not mourning the loss of the Hummer brand that he has been so closely associated with. “I’ve always been a big fan of the Hummer, but … we know we’ve got to get rid of the big polluting vehicles and cars that drive with very low mileage,” he said. “You know the Hummer gets maybe 14 miles per gallon and that is not enough.”

Read full story in LA Now.

-- Joni Gray

Photo: Schwarzenegger's fondness for Hummers goes way back: In 2001, in New York, he poses to give thumbs up at the world premiere of the H2 Sport Utility Truck. Credit: Peter Morgan / Reuters