11/23/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Schwarzenegger: Palin Not Ready To Be President (Yet)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ... tells CNN's Campbell Brown tonight that while he thinks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was a ''great choice,'' a political talent and a popular governor, she isn't quite ready to immediately handle the role of commander in chief, if need be. But she can learn, he said.

Here's the first excerpt:

CAMPBELL BROWN: Do you think she's qualified to be president?

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER: I think that she will get to be qualified.

BROWN: She will get there? What do you mean? She's not ready yet?

SCHWARZENEGGER: By the time that she is sworn in I think she will be ready.

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