America loves foibles and forgiveness. Stumble, say you’re sorry, and you’re back on top. Only it’s just not gonna work for Arnold Schwarzenegger who may have more than one love child by more than one staff member, reports Gawker. And at least one of them is named after a character the actor-governor played. That one, a boy who is 19, was uncovered by the Daily Mail in 2003, but his mom claims it’s just
Mmmm…no amount of apologies will make up for any of this.
Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich –who owed more to Tiffany’s on a revolving charge than the majority of Americans earn in a year (according to the IRS only 2% of American households earn over $250,000 a year)– has apologized to Paul Ryan for calling the House Budget Committee Chairman’s Medicare proposal
right-wing social engineering
drawing outrage from fellow party members. So Newt went into damage control, reports Politico:
From Iowa, Gingrich held two conference calls with tea party leaders scattered throughout the nation – one on short notice Monday night, and another Tuesday morning. Aides said Gingrich started each of the half-hour calls by explaining what he meant on “Meet the Press,” and acknowledging that he could have expressed it better.
Ahunld won’t be re-entering the political arena for a very long time, and the love child revelations–especially because baby mama number two reportedly worked in the Shriver-Schwarzenegger household for possibly a decade after the child was born, retiring in January of this year after 20 years of service to Arnold’s manse–are way ickier than some groping and random womanizing. His brand is sickly and tarnished.
Newt on the other hand is a cheery foreshadowing of what lies ahead as the GOP race heats up, promising lots of slinging, screaming and scheming.