Schwarzenegger Stiffs Staff

I really have little interest in this story and to write how Arnold had a kid out of wedlock with a nanny means nothing to me. This happened over 10 years ago and it wasn’t even while he was in office. A divorce from Maria Schriver makes sense to me and that’s really all I have to write about. However I do want to critique his statement because it struck me as the perfect way to handle this situation.

“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.”

“I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time,” the statement concluded. “While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not.”

The publicist or whichever media monkey came up with this statement deserves everything they are being paid for. The first key is taking full responsibility, he isn’t making any excuses for banging the whore. He then apologizes to his family and says he’s sorry. Whether he means it or not isn’t important because it’s all down on paper. Next he asks for the media to leave his family out of this, what is going to become a huge charade of attention and that it should be diverted towards him and he will handle it accordingly. Picture perfect.

I have never really had any feeling towards Arnold in one way or another. I think his ability to get elected Governor of one of our most important states really says something about his abilities. He may not have been perfectly qualified for the position but I bet he did the best he could in a situation that is nearly impossible. I think his movies are all second rate except for Terminator and the Predator, and even that’s being generous. Arnold, you banged a slut and didn’t have Plan B on site, shame on you and now the cat’s out of the bag.