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Schwarzenegger could see himself working for Obama

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he is "through with the acting" for now and remains committed to being a public servant, possibly even in a future role as "energy and environment czar" for Barack Obama should the Illinois senator become president, according to an ABC News interview that aired Sunday.

The Republican governor has endorsed GOP candidate John McCain and praised him in the interview for his bipartisan cooperation and for his policies on the environment and Iraq. But Schwarzenegger did not rule out working for Obama as energy and environment czar when the governor was asked about speculation that he could serve in the Democrat's future Cabinet.

"I don't think about taking on a national role because there are so many challenges we have here in California," Schwarzenegger said. "It's a hypothetical. I am always ready to help in any way I can, the United States. Because as you know, I've committed myself to being a public servant … so this is my time now. I'm through with the acting and all of those things that I have done, the bodybuilding, even though I love all of those things still."

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