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. Greg in Arkansas

    The Quitter on Twitter is a legend in her own mind.....everyone else.....not so much

    May 19, 2011 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  2. lagtat

    As if that disgusting bag of dung has any room to talk. What about her wh*re of a daughter having a child without being married? That whole family is a waste of space.

    May 19, 2011 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  3. Tanbiker2

    Sarah Palin's behavior is far more disgusting than Schwarznegger's.

    May 19, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |

    on what grounds does she speak. Really ? Really ? Look who is calling the kettle black.

    May 19, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  5. Once upon a horse

    kind of a slow week for Sarah so she had to take a stab at somebody. She didn't go after Newt like some of her buddies did, and nothing really to go after Obama or Michelle for so I guess this was the best she could do. Besides I'm sure she and Maria are such good friends.

    May 19, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  6. FM

    Oh Gosh! She has to shut up. Is she aware of what is going on in her household? Anorld is a human being like any other and we all make mistakes!

    May 19, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  7. 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.

    May 19, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  8. lynn

    Takes disgusting to know disgusting.

    May 19, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  9. bertha59

    Sarah: he did not deny he had this child. He has provided for the kid since day one. Do you ever read the newspapers? Oh that's right, you don't read.

    May 19, 2011 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  10. C. Howe Yulikit

    Agree that what he did was completely irresponsible – just like a teenager having a child out of wedlock. Oh wait...

    May 19, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  11. thomas

    Palin needs to look in the mirror !
    "I feel so bad for his children," she said.
    I'm a Californian , I didn't vote for Arnold . I vote for substance , not celebrity ! Palin is neither !

    May 19, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  12. david in seattle

    OMG. This is the first true thing she has ever said. What am I going to do - I agree with her.

    May 19, 2011 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  13. rs

    For someone who rails against any commentary that reflects the negatives of the Palin household, I think Saint Sarah out to keep her mouth shut. Another example of Republican Tea Party hypocracy in action.

    May 19, 2011 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  14. Steve in Denver

    You do know, dim bulb, that your daughter had a baby out of wedlock as a teenager. Did you miss the chapter in the bible you so revere where Jesus says let those without sin among you cast the first stone?

    Please, don't you have enough money now? Why don't you quit faux news and speaking?

    May 19, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  15. rob

    Your thoughts of being "Intelligent" enough to be in high politics Sarah,is much more concerning to Americans than this BS? Its about "Debate Time Sarah, "I bet your afraid of the media going to ask you some simple questions???? You better have skin as tough as leather,your going to need it! Wow?? Good Luck? Take alot of antacids!!!!!

    May 19, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  16. MAhole

    So your daughter getting pregnant wasn't irresponsible and disgusting???
    Some of us think so........
    Go get lost $arah – your 15 minutes of fame is long gone.............

    May 19, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  17. Henry

    Just looking at Sarah's picture. She is sure putting on some age. Wrinkles around the mouth make her look at a witch.

    May 19, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  18. Sniffit

    Didn't he say some things about her at some point that she's no doubt considering this an opoprtunity for revenge? You know, since it's pretty much a given that no matter how stupid the drivel that comes out of her mouth or how unimportant, disliked or uninfluential the polls show her to have become, we're still going to get a front page story about it approved by some dumb-ss over-the-hill story editor who considers her to be ad revenue viagra.

    May 19, 2011 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  19. GI Joe

    So was her daughter having an illegitimate child; AND her running around with her husband's friend. Shut her UP. She's a knucklehead that should be ashamed to point any one of her witch-infested fingers at anyone.

    May 19, 2011 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  20. Howard

    Well, if there's anyone who's an authority on "irresponsible" and "disgusting," it's Sarah Palin. Ahhhnold, consider yourself chastised by an expert.

    May 19, 2011 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  21. JJ Jones

    If only we were all as perfect as this half term governor from Alaska tries to make herself out to be.

    May 19, 2011 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  22. Stephen in Bedford, TX

    We know what she would say about this, why ask her to weigh in on something that most people will agree with her on? If she sees that most people agree with her in this issue she will, somehow in her little brain, take that as a referendum on President Obama and she will be encouraged to run for president.

    May 19, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  23. GI Joe

    She, in all her hillbilly trash ignorance, is the one embarrassing the United States - the REAL americans that live in the lower 48.

    May 19, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  24. Lee Bartholomew

    Ironic coming from her. How's Bristol feeling being called disgusting?? o_O do'h

    May 19, 2011 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  25. Allison

    Why is her opinion relevant? She's not a national political player anymore, just another talking head.

    May 19, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
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