November 9th, 2008
05:02 PM ET
14 years ago

Calif. governor says he's allowed 'back into the bedroom'

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says his wife has been 'gloating' about Barack Obama's win."]

(CNN) - Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said that even though his party didn’t win the presidential election, he has at least one thing to be happy about.

“I can get back into the bedroom, so there's the big advantage,” the California governor said Sunday on CNN’s “Late Edition.”

Schwarzenegger, a leading Republican, is married to Maria Shriver, a member of the very Democratic Kennedy clan.

Shriver endorsed Barack Obama in February, just days after her husband announced his support of John McCain.

Schwarzenegger said his wife has been “gloating now for these last few days” and running around the house with a life-size cutout of Obama saying, “We won.”

Striking a more serious tone, Schwarzenegger said he doesn’t see how any incumbent party could have held onto power this year, given the economic situation and the housing crisis.

“I think no one knew that it's going to be that bad. I think the Republicans were trying to hold on to, you know, if it would have been just the housing crisis or the mortgage crisis. But then when the stock market crash came, I think it was just too much,” he said.

Looking to the future, Schwarzenegger said that Democrats and Republicans should come together and avoid getting stuck in ideology.

“Democrats and Republicans should do everything they can to help [Obama] and his administration to be successful, because when he is successful … then the nation is successful. And then the world is successful. So, we've all got to work together on this,” he said.

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soundoff (321 Responses)
  1. Dawn

    Well Arnie, you are married to a Kennedy....

    November 9, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    “Democrats and Republicans ... we've all got to work together on this,"
    he said. Yes, WE ALL can. Amen!

    November 9, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  3. FreeNLovIt

    That's right! Remember, Bush's pain WAS also our pain. Bush's tears were ALSO our tears. Bush's struggles and triumpsh, were also our struggles and our triumphs. We disown him, only to wake up and feel his pain.

    Yes, we're not connected at the hip, but Our Prez's blood RUNS through us all.

    November 9, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  4. KLEE

    Yeah the skinny guy with the plan won guv!

    November 9, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  5. julio

    Well said, Mr. Governor, well said. United we stand, divided we fall.

    November 9, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  6. Sonya

    Go Maria!! I love this story!!

    November 9, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  7. ktcash

    That's funny, I thought this story was going to be about his now-godforsaken and disappointing state and how they pushed their way back into the bedroom this election.

    November 9, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  8. I'll be baaack

    I can see why Arnie wants to get back into the bedroom. Maria is still pretty hot!

    November 9, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  9. DJ

    Yaay, Governor Arnie is allowed back in the bedroom, and California LGBT community members' rights are shoved back in the closet. ugh.
    One step forward, one step back California.

    November 9, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  10. Adam

    unfortunately, as is with common wiht republican leadership, the people of his state have decided to stick thier noses in other peoples bedrooms with proposition H8.

    November 9, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  11. Meka

    Your absolutely correct, Arnold. Unfortunately, that's not how the 'Repub's Roll'. As we have witnessed, with the aftermath of Palin.

    Hatered is a part of the DNA with Repub's. Shall we VOTE THEM OUT OF AMERICA?

    November 9, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  12. John

    I'm confused. Is this the Arnold I know from Terminator 1 or Terminator 2?

    November 9, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  13. Voter in SC

    If he was a smart, totally honest person, wouldn't you think he'd switch over to the candidate that held out the most promising future for ALL of us – himself included – rather than narrow-mindedly sticking with McCain only 'because he's a Republican?"

    November 9, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  14. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    The Republicans must work with the democrats together as BOTH parties are the servants of the American people. These messes affect not only our country, but the entire world. Partisanship should be put aside, the policies must not be liberal or conservitive, Rather the center.

    The messes are to be cleaned up by all of us as we all have had a hand in it. This won't be quick or easy, but we can do it. We must not go back to the ways that caused this to happen.. Think about it.

    Just remember......YES WE CAN! Now, YES WE MUST!

    November 9, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  15. JD

    Wow. Arnold's 'whipped. This is news?

    November 9, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  16. CB

    Everything this Gov. does is in opposition to the Democratic agenda. I know his words a pure rhetoric. The state of California is in a shambles and it's been run just like the White House. I'll be glad when we can see his exit and get our state back.

    November 9, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  17. Mike

    Uh....who cares!!

    November 9, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  18. jamie

    Electing Americas first Anti-American president is nothing to be proud of!

    November 9, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  19. T.O. for Obama

    Maria should kick you to the curb for the nasty ,rude things you said about Obama

    November 9, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  20. Lyndon,CA

    One big happy family and all is well with the world. Obviously the governator does not speak for his party. Hey terminator, let me see you raise California's sales tax by 1.5% and have its citizens pay 10% sales tax in some areas.

    November 9, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  21. I've had my fill

    Keep the change.

    November 9, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  22. maria, los angeles, california

    lets face it arnold, the republicans arew done!

    November 9, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  23. DG

    I think Arnold is a terrible person for making fun of Obama. He is lucky Rose isn't here because she wouldn't stand for it. I'm glad he can't ever be President because I can't even understand him when he speaks.

    November 9, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  24. George Dulo

    wow would love for most of us to have this kind of opinion,concerning the mindset of americans and the rest of the world at this time of crisis. there is a great need for inter dependence among people with like minds

    November 9, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  25. Texas Teacher

    I was truly proud of Maria, when I saw her at the Democratic Convention! She is a fine example to the women and girls of America to think for themselves... don't just follow a husband or father.

    Listen, read, and decide for yourself. Even if you fall in love with and marry someone who does not agree with you, does not mean you are wrong! Men are often swayed by other issues than political ones. They have to follow the other boys in the crowd frequently! *LOL*

    November 9, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
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