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Former Gov. Schwarzenegger attends portrait unveiling

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Monday at the State Capitol in Sacramento there was the unveiling of the official portrait of former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to Sacramento Monday with two of his sons to unveil his official portrait, one that will hang in the capitol in perpetuity. For some past governors the unveiling of a portrait is a private affair with maybe just a few people in attendance, but that wasn't the case this time with California's most famous ex-governor - a man who clearly has his legacy on his mind.

"My seven years as governor were the most fulfilling years that I ever had in my life," Schwarzenegger said before the unveiling as he reflected on his legacy as governor. "I'm very proud of the things we did get done, from investing in our infrastructure to reforming our political system to protecting the environment."

Current Gov. Jerry Brown joked about his own portrait, an abstract piece that differs in style from the others lined up on the third floor of the capitol. "When my father saw my portrait, he was angry and said, 'You'll never be elected to another office again."

Earlier, both Schwarzenegger and Brown attended a climate change conference -- an issue that both Democrats and Republicans were able to come together on during Schwarzenegger's tenure.

"California is the world leader in climate change because of Gov. Schwarzenegger," Brown said.

As for Schwarzenegger's new portrait, it will be stored for a week before its hung next to that of the man he succeeded in a recall election, Gray Davis.

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