60 Minutes, One Notable Quip

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"I always set goals that are so high, they are almost impossible to achieve. Because then you're always hungry for climbing."

That was, for my money, the most noteworthy insight gleaned from the long profile of Governor Schwarzenegger on Sunday's 60 Minutes. The quip is probably the defining image of the governor, an image seen by both his admirers and his detractors.

The rest of the segment? Well, the online reviews from both the left and right on the political spectrum weren't that great. By the way, it should be noted (since CBS did not) that correspondent Scott Pelley didn't just interview Schwarzenegger... he was also the moderator of the governor's climate summit last month in Los Angeles. There were clips of the guv at the event in last night's segment, but no mention of journalist Pelley's dual role.

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John Myers is senior editor of KQED's new California Politics & Government Desk. He has covered California politics for most of the past two decades, serving previously as Sacramento bureau chief for KQED News and most recently as political editor for KXTV News10 (ABC) in Sacramento. In 2014, he was named one of the nation's top statehouse reporters by The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @johnmyers.

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