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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Palin clash on Twitter

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Palin have traded lighthearted digs via Twitter.

Flying over Alaska on his way to Asia, California Governor Schwarzenegger could not help but take a lighthearted jab at the state's former governor.

His Twitter message said he was "looking everywhere but can't see Russia from here", a reference to a remark from Republican then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign.

That prompted a pointed response from Mrs Palin.

The former Alaska governor said 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 US dollar budget deficit.

Schwarzenegger, also a Republican, was leaving for a week-long trade mission to China, Japan and South Korea.

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