SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Flying over Alaska on his way to Asia, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger couldn't help but take a lighthearted jab at the state's former governor.
His Twitter message Thursday night said he was "looking everywhere but can't see Russia from here," a reference to an infamous remark from Republican then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign.
That prompted a tart response from Palin on Friday.
The former Alaska governor says in her own Twitter message that "Arnold should have landed" so she could explain to him her state's multibillion dollar budget surplus. California has a $19 billion budget deficit.
Schwarzenegger, also a Republican, was leaving for a weeklong trade mission to China, Japan and South Korea.
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