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. Mike

    This comment from a women who had a teen age daughter become pregnant and she was a candidate for Vice President of the United States. Everyone else who makes mistakes to Palin is disgusting. Well look to your own life to see what is really disgusting

    May 19, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Okay, I'll play:
    I feel so bad for his children," she said.

    "It must be quite embarrassing for them
    Not as bad as WE feel for YOUR children Trigger, Jigger and Harveys Bristol.
    We can only imagine how embarrassing it must be for THEM to be a part of YOUR family. I mean Arnorld can be rehabilitated (so to speak), but in your case your kids are stuck with stupid (that would be you) FOREVER.

    May 19, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    Apparently President Obama's Middle East speech was too much for our Sarah to grasp. So, instead, and to keep all eyes focused once again ON HER, she chooses to go after Arnold's sex life. Garbage in, garbage out.

    May 19, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  4. Zil Zerimar


    May 19, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Speaking of stupid and embarrassing Sarah dahling, where are your tweets, comments, post-mortems on Newt Gingrich?
    Or haven't you heard that The Newt has been neutered?!

    May 19, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  6. jb1963

    One with no character trashing another with no character. The retarded party is great for one thing and one thing only comedy. How anyone would vote for these village idiots should be shot or forced to move to the disgraceful state of Texas

    May 19, 2011 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  7. mdn

    Sarah is an expert on disgusting and embarassing behavior.

    May 19, 2011 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  8. Nicholas90

    lagtat: To call Sarah's daughter that name simply for having a child out of wedlock makes you more of a horrible and disgusting human being than both Arnold and Sarah combined.

    May 19, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  9. Cricket

    You never will hear anything of substance coming out of Sarah Palin's mouth regarding actual policy-making. And the high-schoolers running for class president can out-debate her any day. I know, my daughter is Junior Class President, and, while she's only 16, makes Palin sound like a pre-schooler.
    Even my daughter and her friends sound more mature than our little Alaskan Princess! And less snarky, to boot.

    May 19, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  10. johnRJ08

    As disgusting as Schwarzenegger's behavior was, he isn't 1/100th as disgusting as this opportunistic, narcissistic, vindictive quitter who doesn't know when to keep her big mouth shut.

    May 19, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  11. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Fox asked Palin to weigh in, why? Because they know she's limited and handle this subject. The sad part is she didn't decline after being lowered to this level by her own employer.

    May 19, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  12. Bristol's Ba$tard Child

    This woman is a brainless twit. She hides behind her FB and Twitter accounts taking jabs like she is still in high school. She never lost that high school voice and demeanor has she. Moving on...Her daughters child is an "illegitimate bastard" according to the lead Tea Bagger (who called our President that). Her husband, although hushed up by local law enforcement got his jollies at the massage parlor. This too shall come to light. A secret is not a secret if more than one person has knowledge of it. Can't hide it forever. She is so lazy, she does not even try to understand what is going on it the economy. Someone probably had to tell her who OBL was after he was disposed of. She is an idiot unworthy of a media attention. Many have said, don't report on her and she will fade away. True words of wisdom.

    May 19, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  13. Tony

    Why are we still hearing from this person. The drunk guy on MARTA has more credibility than her.

    May 19, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  14. TM

    Careful where you toss those stones QUITTER, your house isn't all that sturdy ya know! Or do you need to be reminded about your daughter's marital status?

    May 19, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  15. cerr

    BRAD HANSON, now that was disgusting. Shailey Tripp, another, Tripp, another, who is TRIGG'S mother? Who is Track's father? SP you are in a GLASS HOUSE and you are throwing STONES?

    May 19, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  16. Craig

    I pray every day for Palin to shut up. Proof that there is no God.

    May 19, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  17. Madtown

    CNN, I'd like to again thank you for your comedic contribution today. I enjoy a good laugh, $arah Palin always satisfies in that way.

    Palin calling anyone else's behavior "irresponsible" and "disgusting" has got to be one of the all-time funny-ironic-hypocritical things ever uttered by a human being. This woman is so dense and pathetic, she's probably never even heard ot the "pot calling the kettle black" analogy. Maybe one of her handlers can explain the meaning of the analogy to her, and explain to her why she's such a blatant example of it.

    May 19, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  18. Craig

    I would also bet a weeks pay that Sarah's husband is sleeping around. He HAS to be.

    May 19, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  19. GE

    Has Sarah Palin looked at herself lately?

    May 19, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  20. Nancy in WA

    I agree, his behavior is disgusting. But EVERYTHING about Sarah Palin is disgusting. I can't stand people that feel they're so righteous, and she is narcissistic and righteous and ignorant and DOUBLE DISGUSTING.

    May 19, 2011 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  21. gravis

    Oh whoop-de-doo. The intellectual pride of the GOP is back! Please Sarah, enlighten us. Better yet, time to come out with another book to sell to your equally brilliant minions!

    May 19, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  22. Seraphim0

    Pot... meet kettle.

    May 19, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  23. MG

    I actually gag and taste vomit in my mouth when I look at her.

    May 19, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  24. Cedar Rapids

    Ok Palin Power, I will admit that you got me at first but I caught on at the end. Nice bit of sarcastic trolling, just close to enough to real posts to get me suckered in at first, lol.

    May 19, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  25. John

    Sorry Palin, but the only 'disgusting' thing I see is your face.

    May 19, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
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