Schwarzenegger sells his Hummers, pals around with NYC Mayor Bloomberg

[See correction below.] Had your doubts that California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) was walking his green talk? Oh, he’s walking all right — the guv has sold his eight Hummers. It was Schwarzenegger who originally convinced then-manufacturer AM General to make a version of the hulking vehicles for the civilian market, and in 1992 he was the first person to buy one. But friends, he’s a changed man. In other Greenernator news, Schwarzenegger palled around yesterday with a fellow high-profile green Republican, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. While visiting a hydrogen fuel-cell research firm in Silicon Valley, Schwarzenegger talked up California’s soon-to-be-signed greenhouse-gas-cutting bill, while Bloomberg trumpeted new climate and sustainability goals for his city. Both men were eager to separate themselves from the Republican residing in the White House, but were effusive about each other: Bloomberg said he was “a fan” of Schwarzenegger, and Schwarzenegger upped the ante, saying of Bloomberg, “He’s my soul mate. He’s the man.”

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