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. jeff goerge

    Where was all her outrage over John Ensign? That story is even worse, with payoffs, coverups, the involvement of two GOP colleagues, etc. She's only sniping at Arnold because he took a crack at her once.

    May 19, 2011 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  2. David Scott

    What about dear Bristol and her HATE of HOLLYWOOD... and then she goes and has PLASTIC SURGERY so
    she can have her own TV Reality show living with TWO MEN.... A little obnoxious and so so CHRISTIAN.

    May 19, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  3. Boytjie

    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.
    Like the bridge she was for and then she was against it.

    Oh, and she is a quitter.

    May 19, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  4. Carlos Enrique Queso aka Chuck E. Cheese

    At least Arnold wasn't preaching morality like the Sandfords, Ensigns, Gingrichs of the GOP. Did Palin offer her opinion then?

    May 19, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  5. AEJ

    According to Sarah "hells no". Not even "hell No' she cannot pronounce. Sarah you are NOT to condemn people – look in your own family – your unwed daughter was a drop-out of school due to her getting pregnant and becoming a mother at 18. Is this good parenting Sarah? A child having a child? STOP MAKING PERSONAL REMARKS ON OTHERS AS YOU ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO DO SO. Leave these comments to others.

    May 19, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  6. me

    Can't stand her, can't stand her, can't stand her! But what she said was fair. Dang it.

    May 19, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  7. The Lunatic

    Is Palin still around? I thought some moose's widow would have gotten it's revenge on her by now.

    May 19, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  8. Raoul

    Where was Palin's outrage over Ensign?

    May 19, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  9. jk from MN

    And you've lived a totally perfect life??????? Who appointed you the behavior police? Hypocrite!!!!!

    May 19, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  10. nofoldems

    Sarah Palin rocks!

    May 19, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  11. GrogInOhio

    Uhm... does the name Bristol Palin ring any bells? Wow... the irony is just boiling over...

    May 19, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |

    Palin is such a phony,.. such a featherweight, desperately trying to remain relevant in the arena of the heavy hitters..

    May 19, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  13. Jeremy

    From a conservative, who is Sarah Palin or any politican for that matter to cast judgement on a matter that is really meaningless to them. Why do we have to hear about their tweets on a matter that is opinionated? I cant imagine reading a "tweet" from Ronald Reagan or JFK. It's ridiculous that a possible presidential candidate has to have an opinon on everything and make sure we all know about it.

    May 19, 2011 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  14. zbz

    For once in my life I am going to agree with this narcissistic person!

    May 19, 2011 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  15. Sarah Palin does not speak for me in Ohio

    Does she think Newt or Rudy are disgusting too? How about Ensign and Coburn ( for protecting him)? Why is this woman back in the news?

    May 19, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  16. Kimberly

    I am 100% POSITIVE that Maria Shriver would rather this TWIT disgusting PIG didnt run to talk smack about her husband! STFU PALIN!

    May 19, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  17. Dominican mama 4 Obama


    Is It the Only time you come out and say something, It Is all way to COMPLAIN about something or someone.
    Ain't THAT the truth rusty!!

    May 19, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  18. blue

    Who cares what the hell she thinks? She seems to know everything, and she always has some dumb comment. Palin is just silly, petty and stupit.

    May 19, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  19. His Boy Elroy

    She calls his behavior "disgustin." I think she would know... look at the husband she chose... and the daughter she raised. She is the queen of disgusting and manages it daily in her life. Typical for their ilk.

    May 19, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  20. GOPisGreedOverPeople

    What's the big deal? The GOP doesn't believe in family values and they don't believe in the teachings of Jesus. You know... the part about feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, healing the sick, assisting the elderly, and giving to the poor.

    May 19, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  21. yonas

    Sweetheart you and your family is a disgust. You are pathetic and go get a decent education.

    May 19, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  22. cuso

    So does that mean she thinks about her daughter in the same way?

    May 19, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  23. JS

    Why does Palin think her assessment of the characters of others matters to the voters. It certainly is not going to make any difference in my life. If she expects to run for anything tell me what she is going to do to improve the economy, security, the deficit and stop using other folks to divert attention to others person business.

    May 19, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  24. Chris

    Jeremy you are SO right!!!

    May 19, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  25. Dave

    Oddly, I find Palin and her sanctimonious, idiot-baiting rhetoric even more irresponsible and disgusting than Ahnuld.

    She's hardly in a position to scold anyone... but, as a sociopath, she doesn't realize that.

    May 19, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
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