"I said, 'While you're whining you should be creating new technologies," Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggar told the Associated Press after meeting with the Alliance for Automobile Manufacturers.
The official press release was slightly more diplomatic.
"I want to thank the automakers for meeting with me today," the governor said. "I believe there is an opportunity for us to be strong allies. In fact, California may be doing more to save the U.S. auto industry than anyone else because we are pushing them to change. The automakers need to have a long-range vision and develop the technology that will make them competitive in the world arena."