Palin: Schwarzenegger's behavior is 'disgusting'
May 19th, 2011
03:31 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin: Schwarzenegger's behavior is 'disgusting'

Washington (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin slammed former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger late Wednesday over the recent revelation that he fathered a child with a household employee while married to Maria Shriver.

Palin called his behavior "irresponsible" and "disgusting" when asked to weigh in on the scandal during an interview on Fox Business.

Though both GOP former chief executives are on the same side of the political aisle, they're not strangers to trading political jabs. But Palin felt comfortable taking a personal shot at Schwarzenegger, who has poked fun at her political views in the past.

"I feel so bad for his children," she said.

"It must be quite embarrassing for them, and, you know, it's an irresponsible and really a pretty disgusting thing that he did, pretty much denying that he had a child for ten years."

The 2008 Republican nominee for vice president and potential 2012 presidential candidate dealt Schwarzenegger, who left office in January, one parting blow.

"That's how I look at it. It speaks to his character. It's sad."

Filed under: Arnold Schwarzenegger • Sarah Palin
soundoff (139 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    Funny how people side with Arnie just because they irrationally hate a strong woman. How can you compare a teenager's behavior with a grown man? Liberals don't understand critical thinking and that is why they call Palin names and bash her to no end. Why shouldn't she judge him – he pretends to be Republican, but I've never been fooled by him. He's despicable and she's totally right!

    May 19, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  2. Chris

    Palin Power
    Palin is a vastly superior politician over that RINO Arnold. She has SUPERIOR morals, integrity, principles, and values over that beefcake and has never deviated once from them. Arnold truly wore the skirt in his family while Maria and their Amazonian daughter Christina wear the pants. This country needs Palin to be our next president for she the most supreme being on this planet! The Palination will be a country of completely empowered women who will rule the world and girls will all grow taller than men.

    /\ /\ /\ I certainly hope you were kidding /\ /\ /\

    May 19, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  3. sheppard

    When asked – she could have simply said, 'I prefer not to comment on what has to be a difficult time for this family'.... pretty simple.

    May 19, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  4. Eric

    being Palin is disgusted Arnold's actions, I now question my disgust with his actions.

    May 19, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  5. Clyde

    Thats like the pot calling the kettle disgusting! Palin and her entire family are a bunch of human garbage. Leave it to Republicans to make them "famous."

    May 19, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  6. Once upon a horse

    One thing Palin does know how to do is pick her fights. She'll attack the POTUS and the FLOTUS because she knows they really can't respond back. Now she'll go after Arnold, even though his behavior was not the best, because he can't fight back either. Notice though she didn't go after Newt like the rest of her buddies did, never went after Karl Rove when he called her out, and wouldn't go after Rush Limbaugh when he used the word "retard" on his show. Sarah seeks attention and it's good for her that she has made the money she has because her once rising star is falling, she's not the cover girl of the GOP anymore and that has to hurt. She doesn't even look like she once did.

    May 19, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  7. Mike

    "Palin called his behavior "irresponsible" and "disgusting". Much like her daughter's behavior perhaps?

    May 19, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  8. The Other Michael in Houston

    @ Palin Power – you obviously are in the 3rd grade, either that or as dumb as you "knight in shining Sarah". Yeah, what Arnold did is pretty jacked up but a) he did not quit in the people who put him in office, b) last time I checked, none of his teenaged children are getting knocked up and c) what you say Sarah is only relevant to the racist, horned up middle age white men who actually think your good looking and Faux News. The rest of us could care less about you or what you think. So shut up and find something to quit as you always do.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    Because there are still more of us who love his adminstration than more of you that hate the color of his skin

    May 19, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  9. Dee

    Moms who have had babies out of wedlock take note – liberals obviously think you are all incredibly stupid. I would like to extend a warm welcome from Conservatives who believe in you and your future. Please vote against these women-hating morons in the next election (yes, sadly some of them ARE women).

    May 19, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  10. sue

    "Irresponsible and disgusting" is a person who puts CROSSHAIRS and tells People to Not Retreat but REOAD.......on demorcrat and then people ending up getting killed and shot because of her Irresponsible and disgusting remarks........a nine year old child no less.......this woman only speaks when she wants to run someone down.....and her daughter is living with 2 guys now in Irresponsible and disgusting.......but she is a christrian......

    May 19, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  11. Ex-GOP Con

    So says the woman who had pre-marital sex conceiving a child out of wedlock and nurturing and unmarried daughter who followed in her mother's footstep.

    Personally – I don't care. I do dislike the hypocrisy though. Those who live in glass houses shouldn't cast stones Palin.

    The right IS becoming deranged.

    May 19, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  12. NW

    Her self-righteousness is unbelievable. I've never known such a negative person like her in my life.

    May 19, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  13. independent

    To anonymous
    [Liberals don't understand critical thinking]

    And why is it that so many scientists and academicians are liberals?

    May 19, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  14. Michael

    CNN: When will you stop reporting about what comes out of this imbecile's mouth? YOU are to blame for prolonging this bimbo's 15 minutes.

    May 19, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
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