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. Clyde the Slyde

    Now it's official, Sarah has weighed in. America can finally exhale now that authoritative judgment has been passed!

    May 19, 2011 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  2. funkymonkey

    Meanwhile in Boise Idaho, Agnes Lipshitz declared that her cat resembles former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. A story about as relevant as anything Palin has to say at this point.

    May 19, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  3. flatbroke

    Perhaps maybe, just once, she could respond "It's really none of my business and I will keep my opinions to myself."

    May 19, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  4. ConservaFASCISTS

    Oh shut your piehole Sarah. Focus on your children not getting knocked up and having premarital sex. You're behavior disgusting and reprehensible!

    May 19, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    She's one to talk. Sarah Palin is the one who is disgusting and her children are irresponsible, its not like she is this great, holy person. She must think that calling Schwarzenegger out will help in the primaries, but she is obviously just lowering herself in the process. I am so sick of the Palin's, she is just in it for the attention, money, and another tv show.

    May 19, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  6. vet in texas

    Prediction: once it's out about Todd and his "philanthropy" of massueses, Palin will become yet again, another victim.

    I can't wait for her to run, Newt is getting old and never was funny (except for the fairy dusting). I say for the GOP to pull another insult to intelligence and make the Bachmann/Palin ticket......hilarious!

    May 19, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  7. rusty155

    Is It the Only time you come out and say something, It Is all way to COMPLAIN about something or someone. Are you that hateful you don't see any good In anybody or anything. I really don't see why anybody would even Listen to you or buy your books or listen to you speak. All you do Is spread Hate and you are a RACIST.

    May 19, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    If were Gov. Schwarzenegger I would not even respond to her comments. As he said, he made an grave error in judgement and will accept full blame for the consequences. Palin comments happen to be one of those consequences. Thank-you, Mayor Palin.

    May 19, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  9. JustObvious

    Should have checked with Bristol before casting stones.

    May 19, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  10. Bill

    Somebody please END that woman.

    May 19, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |

    Snookie please. He's a typical family values wingnut. All talk , no values. Wingnuts have the family values market cornered,just ask them in Iowa at those crazy meetings where they lie, vent, and conduct straw votes.

    May 19, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  12. Jay

    Shut up idiot. Go back to Wasilla and correct McIdiot's mistake.

    May 19, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  13. Al-NY,NY

    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.

    WE HAVE A WINNER!! The daily "DUMBEST POST" goes once again to....ahem, cough, choke, gag "Palin Power"

    May 19, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  14. Alex in Wisconsin

    I would have thought Governor Palin would have some sympathy for the media coverage a former Republican governor is getting over personal family matters that don't nescesarily say "family value". When it was Palin and her daughter under the bright lights, it was the media, when it's the Governator, the media suddenly isn't so bad. Sarah Palin has always been a beacon of consistancy in the GOP

    May 19, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  15. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    If it's not about the deficit or the economy, you can always depend on Palin to comment on the simple minded things, then she'll go back into hiding. Boy if Palin thought the 2012 election debates wouldn't be about the deficit and economy, she'd have thrown her hat in the ring. She'd prefer it be about regular thuggish street talk and gossip which she is very experienced doing. But don't talk about Bristol and her baby daddy.

    May 19, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  16. dude

    From above..."Sarah Palin is the one who is disgusting and her children are irresponsible."

    Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks!

    May 19, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  17. Sarah Palin's Shocking Bikini Wax Disaster ! ! !

    Hi ! I'm Sarah Palin, one of the stars of the conservative carnival freak show. Rush and Glenn are our carny barkers, the Tea Party are our famous clown troop, Christine O'Donnell is still not a witch (or so she says), and I of course am the world-famous "Amazingly Brainless Poison-Spitting Cash-Sucker Woman." We also have a very large cast for our renowned "Unappealing Unelectable Candidates" performance, which runs through next year.

    Hope you like the show!

    May 19, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  18. j

    Now HER sex life would be interesting !!!!! -- But I wonder who`s "keeping house" for hubby ?????

    May 19, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  19. Cricket

    She is such a parody of Tina Fey!

    May 19, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  20. Laverne

    Why is it you only hear from Sarah Palin when the topic is about someone's personal life and the first lady initiatives. She never speak when it is a real policy issue or something that will actually require some common sense or book sense. She is so juvenile, it is like she is running to be a high school president, interesting!

    May 19, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  21. Jake

    those in glass houses...

    May 19, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  22. j

    WAIT !!!!! They have had two out-of-wedlock pregnancies, Sara AND Bristol. --Who is without sin; cast the first stone.

    May 19, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  23. The Real Tom Paine

    I doubt she feels bad for his children. If she did, she would have respected the wishes of the parents and said nothing. Unfortunately, she cannot respect anyone, which explains her own failures as a parent and her daughter's subsequent prostituting of herself out as a reality star in order to fulfill some sick ideal that she is a role model. I told my daughter, when she asked me who Bristol Palin was, that she was someone who lacked self control because her mother and father were not there to teach it to her. The results speak for themselves.

    Leave well enough alone, people.

    May 19, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  24. Real American

    I think she is jealous lol simple as that Arnold is stealing her spotlight or maybe that baby was supposed to be hers who knows only Sarah knows best!!!!!!!!!!

    May 19, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  25. seriously???

    If you thought THAT was disgusting, what did you think of Huckabee playing "Cat Scratch Fever" with Ted Nugent just a week after your blast about the rapper Common going to the White House?? Let me guess, you were okay with that because you and Ted are moose blasting buddies.

    Palin, you are one of the top 10 most disgusting people on the planet.

    May 19, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
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