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Smile pretty for the cameras, Charlie!

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July

Summit_043_2 Calling Gov. Charlie Crist "another great action hero," California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger commended Crist's efforts to combat global warming.

The Governator's showbiz experience came in handy, too. When signing an executive order in front of some 100 or so journalists, smile so they can see your face, Schwarzenegger advised. Charlie caught on fast, beaming at the flashing cameras.

Crist signed three executive orders setting limits on greenhouse gas emissions, mandating strict emissions limits for cars sold in Florida, requiring energy-efficient construction, and forcing utilities to get 20 percent from renewable sources. Crist also signed agreements with Britain and Germany to work together to combat global warming, and lay the groundwork for a seamless international carbon market.

(In case you were worried that they got left out, the UK and German representatives had similar success with the whole smiling for the camera thing.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:40pm]

    

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