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Jerry Brown sworn in as California's 39th governor

01-04-2011 18:56 BJT

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US Democrat Jerry Brown has been sworn in as California's 39th governor. He replaces outgoing Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The man took the oath of office on Monday, after being introduced by his wife of five years, former Gap executive Anne Gust Brown. The new governor is predicting a grim future for the financially beleaguered state. Unlike his predecessor, who expressed optimism at every turn, Brown has sounded a realistic tone since winning the November 2nd election. Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger is at a career crossroads, coming off his political run with unexpectedly low ratings.

Ted Johnson, Legal Editor of Variety Magazine, said, "Schwarzenegger leaves office with an ending that probably wouldn't have been predicted back in 2003. Just think about it, when he came into office, there was a lot of enthusiasm. There was even talk of changing the Constitution so he would be allowed to run for President after all of this. There was talk of him seeking another office, like senate, or mayor of Los Angeles. All that has dissipated right now."

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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