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Arnold Had Child With Household Staffer

From the Los Angeles Times:

Schwarzenegger fathered a child with longtime member of household staff

His wife, Maria Shriver, moved out of their Brentwood mansion earlier this year after the former governor acknowledged the child was his. The staff member worked for the family for 20 years, retiring in January.

By Mark Z. Barabak and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2011

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after she learned he had fathered a child more than a decade ago — before his first run for office — with a longtime member of their household staff.

Who can blame her? After all, who does he think he is? A Kennedy?

Shriver moved out of the family’s Brentwood mansion earlier this year, after Schwarzenegger acknowledged the paternity. The staff member worked for the family for 20 years, retiring in January.

And Maria never suspected? No wonder she was qualified to be a journalist.

"After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago," Schwarzenegger said Monday night in a statement issued to The Times in response to questions. "I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry…"

To protect their privacy, The Times is not publishing the former staffer’s name nor that of her child. In an interview Monday before Schwarzenegger issued his statement, the former staffer said another man — her then-husband — was the child’s father

Ah, the patented John Edwards gambit.

She said she voluntarily left her position with the couple earlier this year after reaching a longstanding goal of working for them for two decades. "I wanted to achieve my 20 years, then I asked to retire," she said, adding she received a severance payment and "left on good terms with them."

Good financial terms, anyway.

Schwarzenegger took financial responsibility for the child from the start and continued to provide support, according to a source who declined to be identified because of the former governor’s request for privacy

Unlike some Democrats we could mention.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Arnold Had Child With Household Staffer”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    We’ll be able to tell if The Machine has decided to take out Arnold if this sort of revelation gets up a head of steam. Right now lone side is winning the PR Battle and Arnold’s handlers are losing.

    If it gets going, we’ll know Arnold crossed a political line somewhere and stepped on rice bowls. If that’s the case, then the number of revelations to follow will make Tiger look like a piker.

    • tranquil.night says:

      Nah, this isn’t payback, it’s an assassination on California Republicans whom Arnold all but destroyed here in his 8year reign.

      He rode in when the Demoncrap Party was in big trouble here after the Grey Davis recall, on a textbook fiscally Conservative campaign – only to flip on a whim to the Kennedy-Shriver environmental tax and regulate model.

      He was an infiltrator and time-bomb, packaged with a nice bow and sent to us courtesy of California Liberals that knew we had a soft spot for likeable actors who say they share our values. It was also the first time I learned how RINOs could be the MBM’s best friend one day, and their biggest target the next.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Ahnold has a lot of nerve.
    Fathering a child and then supporting him / her with his own money.
    Look out for stone throwing from the Left and its’ media lap dogs.

  3. proreason says:

    If ahnold could shake off that pesky birth certificate thing, he would be a shoe-in for potus as a progressive, provided, of course, that he fesses up to past drug abuse.

  4. untrainable says:

    Geeze, who can blame the guy? Maria has looked like an underfed reject from “The Walking Dead” for years. He may have been tied to her legally, politically, and familialy, but as Democrats are so fond of telling the rest of us… “Character doesn’t matter”. So What’s the big deal? This is behavior that her political party and even multiple members of her own family would go out of their way to excuse and cover for if it were perpetrated by anyone else (unless of course it was from a real conservative. Then it would be time to get the rope and find a nice big oak tree). I’ll bet she’s really more pissed about looking like an idiot than about the actual indescretion. I mean her husband’s girlfriend was in the house for 10 years and she obviously didn’t have a clue. What a riot. Ahnold is obviously a better actor than I thought. And the girlfriend…? She must be one cool character.

  5. xdannyh says:

    Could blackmail be a reason for his shift from right center to the left? That is a good joke…..I mean with Kennedy in the genes… she’s pissed about infidelities…..LOL

  6. Not so fast says:

    It’s kind of ironic really. Maria Shriver leaves just when she finds out Ahnold is a KENNEDY.

  7. BillK says:

    Aside from the fact that he acted like a Kennedy, he also abandoned his vows like he did every single conservative principle that got him elected in the first place.

    I mean really, he slept around and turned into a liberal Democrat – Californians will likely nominate him for a Senate run now…

  8. proreason says:

    No sympathy for anybody involved in this. It shouldn’t even be news.

    Is anybody naive enough to think that the little woman only learned about the affair after Ahnold was banned from public office? She’s a KENNEDY, for god’s sake. Ahnold wasn’t being indescrete, he was living as the ruling class expects to live and Maria straw-bossed the cover-up, and the hundreds of other cover-ups of similar incidents, many of which required payoffs and threats of bodily harm. Ahnold was just following the Kennedy tradition when it comes to women. All Kennedy women know this. It’s part of the deal. Now that the power spigot has dried up she doesn’t need Ahnold anymore. Time to take 75% of what he has and move on. She has sins in her closet that make the terminator look like a choir boy anyway.

  9. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “Why did you sting me?”, asked the frog.

    “It’s what I do.”, replied the scorpion.

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