Schwarzenegger takes smoking tent, leaves bear

California Highway Patrol office Shawn Bien stands outside the Governor's office next to a statue of an 800-pound bronze grizzly bear at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, April 7, 2009. The statue, by artist Steven Bennett of Greensboro, N.C., was purchased by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger from an art gallery in Aspen, Colorado and placed in the hallway Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 22, 2010 4:51:06 PM PST
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's departure from office will bring some changes to the state Capitol.

The governor says he will take his "smoking tent" with him. It sits on the governor's office patio and has served as a location for private meetings between Schwarzenegger, his aides and legislative leaders.

But Schwarzenegger says he is happy to loan his 800-pound bronze grizzly bear, which he bought with his own money, to Gov.-elect Jerry Brown. The bear is nick-named "bacteria bear" because so many children and visitors touch it.


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