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As California votes, Obama loves Gov. Schwarzenegger and says so

May 19, 2009 | 12:56 pm

California Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Obama White House 5-19-09 praising the prsident back on automotive emission

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gave up on his California ballot proposals today and flew off to Washington to talk about ground-based auto emissions.

The Ticket had an earlier item today here about his trip and the governor's political problems back home.

But now we know the Republican governor and California's congressional delegation and Californians in general were rewarded with some very kind and generous words from the Democratic president, whom the governor has often praised back.

Here's the video:

-- Andrew Malcolm

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Photo: Peter Grigsby / Office of the Governor