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Arnold Schwarzenegger on Meg Whitman: 'Appalling When Anyone Sells Out'

Photo Courtesy - Gov dot CA dot gov(NEW YORK) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger used his Twitter account on Thursday to scold both Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman over the controversy that erupted after a recording of a private discussion among members of the Brown campaign surfaced.

One of the governor’s followers asked him, “What do you think about eMeg selling her vote to the police union?”  Schwarzenegger responded:  “It's appalling when anyone sells out.”

The question was a reference to allegations heard on the Brown phone message indicating that the Whitman campaign was trying to cut a deal with the Los Angeles police union in order to secure the group’s endorsement.

The recording also captured a Brown staffer calling Whitman a “whore” -- a blunder that has become a major Whitman talking point in the final stretch of the election.  Brown has since apologized, saying it was wrong for a member of his team to use the word.

Nevertheless, when another Twitter user asked the governor, “What do you personally think about the ‘WHORE’ comment made by Jerry Brown's campaign?" Schwarzenegger wrote: “That word is unacceptable.”

The governor, whose popularity in California has plummeted since he rode into office during the state’s 2003 recall election, has not endorsed a candidate in the race. Recent polls give Brown an edge, but the contest remains tight.

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