President Barack Obama is playing a bit of divide-and-conquer this week, pitting his Republican critics against GOP governors and mayors eager for the federal money that his hard-fought stimulus plan will bring.
One of those Republican notables is California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who joined Obama at a town hall meeting on Thursday in Los Angeles.
"The state of California has a tremendous partner in Barack Obama," said the governor, who also called the president's stimulus package "the greatest."
Governor Schwarzenegger introduces President Barack Obama, Video
8-year-old Ethan Lopez tells President Obama that his elementary school is in "big trouble" due to budget cuts.
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