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. vic , nashville ,tn

    She couldn’t clean her back yard but she pick on others wow

    May 19, 2011 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  2. palintwit

    Google 'Sarah Palin without make up' if you want to see something really disgusting.

    May 19, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  3. Zil Zerimar

    Nicholas90: lagtag is correct......she really is.

    May 19, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  4. A Disgusted Former Republican

    Is Sister Sarah now the moral compass for all Americans? If this is so, God help us all.

    May 19, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  5. Sgt Joe

    I'm sure she didn't appreciate the criticism when her own daughter had a kid out of wedlock. She needs to shut her own trap for a change and mind her own business. She's a snarky high school "mean girl" and nothing more.

    May 19, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  6. Barry

    I’m not sure that Sarah Palin’s family has exhibited such moral superiority and integrity, that she should be judging others.

    “Judge not, lest you be judged.”


    “…Let the one who is without sin cast the first stone….”

    May 19, 2011 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  7. BG02131

    I never thought the day would come when I would actually agree with Sarah Palin- but I dont understand why anyone cares what Sarah Palin thinks of anyone elses behavior.

    May 19, 2011 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  8. Bookenz

    Loathe as I am to defend the Palin POS, I believe she was "asked" for her opinion.

    May 19, 2011 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |

    Half Gov. Palin is certainly an expert on "irresponsible" and "disgusting" , all she has to do is look in any mirror. In terms of embarrassing she's also quite an exert, Half Gov. Palin is an embarrassment to our country.

    On a different note, I heard that Half Gov. Palin bought one of those Rosetta Stone language courses.........English!

    May 19, 2011 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  10. EddyL

    Profoundly stupid is as profoundly stupid does.

    May 19, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  11. Madtown

    Typical, predictable response from our National Twit. She's got nothing better to do, realizes that her moment in the spotlight will be over soon, and she's taking every opportunity to keep herself in the headlines. She sets the bar lower and lower each time she opens her mouth. She has to be the most vile and pathetic human being on the face of this earth. What and unbelievable embarrassement for this country, that she even has a voice and pulpit to spew her worthless garbage. $arah Palin = human trash

    May 19, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  12. Mark

    Sarah Palin claims to be a Christian so why is she always judging other actions? Ah, if you can't make yourself look good make everyone esle look worse than yourself. Oh, by the way, how defensive is she at the criticism of her daughter's reality show? Or her plastic surgery? Or her daughter getting pregnant out of wedlock? People in glass houses should not throw stones.

    May 19, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  13. The Real Tom Paine

    Ah, nothing more amusing than a snarky, aging ex-beauty queen who can't finish anything she starts, attempting to vault herself over someone who has spent most of his life trying to better himself and succeeded. I don't excuse his lapse of morals and judgement for a moment, but with all the problems in the world, is this the only thing she devotes her scorn at? Why not Quadafi, or Assad? Did she say the same thing when my representative, Chris Lee, declared himself " fit, fun, and classy" in his shirtless photo on Craigslist? Her morality is selective, directed only at those who have offended her by pointing out her numerous shortcomings or can't be evaluated in 5 seconds. You wonder why she hangs with Ted Nugent ( who fathered numerous children out of wedlock and lived with a woman when she was 17 and he was almost twice her age) and Glen Beck, who drank himself out of his first marriage. Does she scold them? I doubt it. Chant the party line, and you're in with her.

    May 19, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  14. Chris

    like that hick should be judging others...shut yer gate palin and mind your own business...

    May 19, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  15. Observer

    This person "former something something" is sorry for his children????
    Anybody who's watched this person's kids and illegitimate grandkid feels sorry for that bunch.

    May 19, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  16. dawnpa

    The fact that she judges him speaks to HER character!

    May 19, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |

    This is the same guy you campaigned with during the the 2008 Presidential campaign.......You sure loved him then.....
    He was wrong......but pray for him you supposed Christian.

    May 19, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  18. Rik

    What about her daughter? What a hypocrite!!!

    May 19, 2011 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  19. independent

    Aw Oh. What usually happens when someone in the GOP (sorry TP) condemns the faithfulness on someone publically? I suspect Sarah will be in the news herself shortly.

    May 19, 2011 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  20. nofoldems

    Has she done anything recently that's been productive? Or has it just been whining and criticizing others? And there are real people out there who think she's fit to lead a nation.

    May 19, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  21. Bill

    Not as disgusting as your under-age daughter getting knocked up by some high school drop-out. At least Arnold finanically supported his child, Sarah baby. What does that clown pay your daughter for child support?

    May 19, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  22. Boytjie

    How about her daughter with the out-of-wedlock child? That one is paraded around like a trophy, even a spokesperson for abstinence! LOL

    May 19, 2011 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  23. Penny

    Classic, predictable Palin squawking right on time. She runs her politics like a catty yearbook committee meeting. Arnie upset her years ago so she has to kick him when he's down. First one to fall asleep at the slumber party gets their bra in the freezer! Idiot.

    May 19, 2011 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  24. RG

    Does she know he's a Republican?

    I bet Arnold would like to slam her back.

    May 19, 2011 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  25. Itai

    UUUMMMMMMM....... And how does she feel about having children out of wedlock? Hello pot meet kettle.

    May 19, 2011 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
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