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Schwarzenegger's State of the State: 'California is in a State of Emergency'

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This morning's annual State of the State address by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was not traditional, as he said in his opening statement. He focused in on the 42 billion dollar deficit that he called "a rock upon our chest."

"We cannot breathe until we get it off," he said.

"It doesn't make any sense to talk about education, infrastructure, water, health care reform and all these things when we have this huge budget deficit," Schwarzenegger continued. "I will talk about my vision for all of these things... and more... as soon as we get the budget done."

As usual, he alluded to a movie he starred in. This time, the classic, Conan: "It is not that California is ungovernable; it is that for too long we have been split by ideology. Conan's sword could not have cleaved our political system in two as cleanly as our own political parties have done."

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Read highlights of his speech here or the whole thing here.

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