Arnold’s Politically Fatal Cover-up

by John J. Pitney, Jr.

If Schwarzenegger had told the truth right from the start, his political career might have survived out-of-wedlock paternity. The mother chose life and he took financial responsibility. But he engaged in a cover-up — the surest way to discredit oneself. Any hopes he harbored for future political influence are gone. And one would hope that he’s not even thinking about that now. Instead he should be reflecting on the human wreckage he’s left.

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