We were under the impression that when Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to write a memoir and go on an all-out media blitz to promote it, it was in large part to rehab his badly bruised image.
The actor, bodybuilder, and former governor of California took at hit when news of his affair and love child with his family’s housekeeper went public.
“I kept thinking, why is he doing this? This is the worst PR move I’ve ever seen in my life. His publicist should be fired for this,” Carson said earlier this morning.
Before the 60 Minutes episode, Carson was willing to give Arnold the benefit of the doubt.
“These indiscretions happen, you know? And you think, ‘Okay, who am I to judge?’…I was giving him, I think, a lot more credit until the interview last night and I was just like, ‘Oh no! This guy’s a bad egg!’”
“I hate him now more than I did before. I thought he was like a loser because he cheated on his wife…He made it even worse.”
“He has kids who are out there who have to deal with, you know, the public every day,” she said. “And he goes on, ‘Not a big deal. This is what I did. I had a bunch of affairs.’ He is not remorseful at all. To me, he’s a scumbag.”
“I thought Lesley Stahl let him off the hook, by the way,” Carson added. “She was okay on a couple of issues. She should have pressed him a lot more on his lack of remorse.”
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-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles