December 15th, 2009
07:21 PM ET
3 months ago

Schwarzenegger slams Palin

 California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is questioning the motives of a felllow Republican, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is questioning the motives of a felllow Republican, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

(CNN) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger – who has backed strict new emissions controls to combat climate change – made a comment Tuesday that's sure to raise some heat, especially in GOP circles.

The Republican governor of California is questioning the motives of a high-profile opponent of the idea: Sarah Palin.

The former Republican vice presidential nominee and former Alaska governor has questioned whether human activity contributes to climate change, and written op-eds blasting the cap and trade policy promoted by the Obama administration to limit emissions. Last week, she called on President Obama to boycott the Copenhagen conference.

"You have to ask: what was she trying to accomplish?" Schwarzenegger, in Copenhagen for the international climate change summit, told the Financial Times. "Is she really interested in this subject or is she interested in her career and in winning the (Republican presidential) nomination? You have to take all these things with a grain of salt."

Palin, dubbed a climate change "denier" by Al Gore, slammed the former vice president for promoting "doomsday scenarios": "Climate change is like gravity – a naturally occurring phenomenon that existed long before, and will exist long after, any governmental attempts to affect it," she wrote in a Facebook post last week.


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soundoff (298 Responses)
  1. TOTUS

    Coming from the top RINO, who's future has already been dead for some time now,. this is a great tribute to Sarah!!

    December 15, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  2. Einstein

    I lyke Palin, she so smart. My freind red her book tu me, now I most smart persun to!

    December 15, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  3. Tall

    USA has the best health care in the world, with the longest Life span. Why destroy Health care, for less than 3% of America. 97% are happy with there current coverage.

    December 15, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  4. chris

    i am astonished that this woman is taken seriously....a true dimwit...and that is not even the scary part.....the scary thing is people listen to her at all....and the media??.......she might look good naked......might......and that is her only redeeming quality.....

    December 15, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  5. Ghost of Ithaca

    I totally agree with Arnold, what is Palin Motive? This ex-governor motives are simply.......I will say or do anything for more MONEY and ATTENTION so that comes 2012, my political policies and ideas will get me elected PRESIDENT!!! Will someone wake her up from the MATRIX!

    December 15, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  6. Big John

    I agree with Mr. Schwarzenegger, Sarah is just making noise for the sake of hearing her own voice and obviously trying to make a political splash for her own gain. Yes global warming is happining and has happened in the past but scientific data proves that it's happening at an alarming rate. So what is the common denominator? Overpopulation... human caused climate change at an unprecented rate. Factories, cars, home heating, deforestation all that was never before a factor. WAKE UP Sarah and the rest of you idiots before it's too late...If it isn't already. Oops, I forgot Sarah is too stupid to wake up.

    December 15, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  7. Beth

    I didn't realize Sarah Palin was an expert on climatology.

    December 15, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  8. Tall

    Obama healthcare, we will need to ration health care, debt will increase and Medicare will be bankrupt.

    December 15, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  9. Aspen Professor

    If it were actually possible for her, Palin joins Sen. Bachmann as the two dumbest, blantant lying, hypocritical women in politics. Now we know that women can be just a stupid as men. Ex. Bush and Cheney

    December 15, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  10. Ex-NC-Pub

    WAY TO GO ARNOLD! It is time someone in our party stood up to this shameless opportunist. The ONLY thing in which she is interested and in which she is an expert... is promoting Sarah.
    She is an embarrassment to anyone with a brain!

    December 15, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  11. Da Bull

    She has it right!

    December 15, 2009 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    Sarah Palin is fanning the flames of intolerance. It is sad that there are enough people who actually think she is the future of America.

    December 15, 2009 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  13. Tall

    Obama Health care, will create death panels, manage care, higher cost, bigger gov't. Females are the greatest risk. They will be denied there Mamograms, age will be pushed from 40 to 50. From every year to every other year.

    December 15, 2009 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  14. Bill

    Wow, Arnold is not just a republican, he is a person who speaks his mind and has some thoughtful perspectives.

    I'm impressed, most politicians aren't all that thoughtful.

    December 15, 2009 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  15. Tall

    Mainstream Media needs to ask themselves? Why has Fox replaced CNN? Why has the WS Journal replaced the NY Times? Why has the NY post replaced the daily news?

    December 15, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  16. dave

    OMG, she's dumber than George Bush! Thanks Arnold, for the common sense if nothing else....

    December 15, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  17. Has YOUR governor quit on you?

    Palin is out of touch with America. All of my Republican friends agree. You simply can't abandon your post, throw your hands up in the air and give up on the people who put you into office. Quitters never make it very far. Sarah Palin has no business giving her advice to anybody. She is only modestly smarter than George W. Bush, but still can't spell or read at a third grade level. Perhaps that is the reason she couldn't take the rigors of public office. The smartest thing Sarah has ever done is to follow the age-old advice, "if you can't take the heat..."

    December 15, 2009 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  18. Ted from Calif.

    Good for Arnold! At least he can see through Palin's manipulations. The woman is crazier than Michele Bachmann and not as good looking.

    December 15, 2009 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  19. Erick

    Sarah Palin is hallucination!!!

    December 15, 2009 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  20. Rachal

    Ba ha ha ha ha ha. I love to hear her put in her place. She runs around like anybody cares what she has to say. I would like her if she would stop speaking, She makes women everywhere look bad.

    December 15, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  21. mike

    Hey Willy brown why don't you worry about your own country and leave ours to us

    December 15, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  22. haren

    Independent voters are be blamed for all disaster of this country .
    They are the most stupid people in this country to give us Bush presidency for 8 years. and now we have this uneducated lady.
    How they can disagree with a president who is trying his level best to pull us out of this big hole created by republican.

    December 15, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  23. xtina

    Isn't it obvious that when your forums to release your toxic agenda are facebook and latenight talk shows...your 15 minutes of political "fame" are up.

    December 15, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  24. Hate Republicans

    Republicans are disgusting humans, their only concern is with wall street and their profits

    They care nothing about this world or the people that make them rich

    What do you do in these situations when you have evil people in control of your country?

    December 15, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  25. Guh

    Palin is supported by CNN. Everytime a click is made her name means there is an interest in her. Stopping seeking out her opinions, you know they are worthless anyway.

    December 15, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
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