Poor Arnold Schwarzenegger. As if the former A-list action star wasn’t in enough trouble with his wife, Maria Shriver, his kids–both legitimate and otherwise–and his multiple mistresses, he’s now embroiled in a scandal involving the California Highway Patrol and the part they played at his behest in a cover up during his years as the “Governator.”
It seems that “veteran law enforcement officer William Taylor has accused Arnold Schwarzenegger of “using California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers and vehicles to ferry scantily-clad women in-and-out of his suite at the Sacramento hotel where he often stayed,” when he was the governor of California. Lest anyone doubt Taylor’s accusations, he’s already passed a polygraph test. Yikes. Looks like it might be curtains for our former hero.
But wait. Not so fast. Another CHP officer has come forward to defend the disgraced actor/politician. Retired CHP Sergeant Mark Hammond, who was “constantly” at Arnold’s side for seven years, has stepped up to reveal Taylor’s tales as nothing more than a bunch of untrue lies.
“I can say without a shadow of a doubt,” swears Sergeant Hammond, “as a supervisor of his protective detail that at no time did I see Governor Schwarzenegger say or do anything that could be deemed inappropriate. As a supervisor, if anything had occurred, I would have been notified, even if it was technically off the record on his private time.”
Another retired CHP officer named Manny Trevino has also come forward to deny the allegations of a cover-up, stating: “I never witnessed the Governor acting in a less than honorable manner.”
In the meantime, Arnold Schwarzenegger has hired “pit bull attorney” Marty Singer who declares that although Arnold “will take responsibility for his actions and deserves the public and media criticism,” the very idea of a CHP cover up is “completely fabricated” and patently ridiculous.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has morphed into the new Jesse James, replacing Sandra Bullock’s “cheating” ex-hubby as the new Most Hated Man in America–which is interesting since in many societies these men’s actions would not even be considered newsworthy. In many countries in Western Europe and Latin America, for example, having a wife plus a mistress and/or additional extra marital sex partners is no big deal. In fact it’s considered normative behavior. Realistically, Schwarzenegger’s true crime was having unprotected sex with multiple partners, thereby exposing his wife–and his mistresses for that matter–to AIDS. That is truly reprehensible, and for that he should be vilified and punished. Otherwise, he’s just a human being with a sex drive which we all possess–even in this culture which tries to force us to deny it.
As for the CHP cover-up controversy, that is a grievous fault since it involves taxpayers’ money. At any rate, it looks like the highway patrol higher-ups will be battling that one out among themselves.
Wonder what Ponch and Jon would have made of this?