Schwarzenegger Book Is a New Low, Even for Him

Hypocrisy is off the charts, writes Steve Lopez

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 3, 2012 1:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – Arnold Schwarzenegger professes in his new book to put his family's privacy above all else, and yet there he goes blabbing about his out-of-wedlock child and divorce from Maria Shriver in his memoir and on national TV, writes Steve Lopez in the Los Angeles Times. It's classic Arnold, as is his ever-so-magnanimous assertion in the book that the affair wasn't Shriver's fault. "What a prince," writes Lopez. "The former Mr. Olympia did some cardio work with the maid while his wife was away, and he's not even blaming her."

It figures. Schwarzenegger came into office amid one sex scandal—all those groping allegations—and left amid another. "There's a neat symmetry to it all, especially when you consider that while he was governor, all of California got screwed," writes Lopez. Schwarzenegger has proven again that he's defined by hypocrisy and narcissism. How else to describe a man who concludes the book with rules that include, "When someone tells you no, you should hear yes." Click for Lopez's full column.

Arnold Schwarzenegger watches the men's gold medal basketball game between the United States and Spain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Arnold Schwarzenegger watches the men's gold medal basketball game between the United States and Spain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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