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Schwarzenegger’s Goodbye

With Jerry Brown being sworn in as California’s governor this morning, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been bidding adieu, including this footage he posted on Twitter of his last day in office.

Here’s my full story on Schwarzenegger’s next prospects:

When California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leaves office today, completing a sometimes triumphant and often turbulent seven years leading the Golden State, he’ll be back where he’s been so many times before in his career: figuring out what to do next.

He professes to be keeping his options open; possibilities include writing books, taking on speaking engagements, as well as continued work on environmental and reform issues. And yes, the options include doing new movies: He’s even cited Fred Thompson as an example of a personality who has gone back and forth between the political and entertainment worlds.

“The list is a long list of things I can do, but nothing I can concentrate on until I am literally, totally out of office,” Schwarzenegger said in an interview with Daily Variety following a Dec. 17 event at LAPD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. “For me the joy of life is not to know, and you get into it and you kind of figure it out. I love that. I don’t like safety nets. I am not a believer in that. … So you go in there with an open mind and you have to learn very quickly.”

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