Arnold Schwarzenegger’s crime, if you can call it that, wasn’t his womanizing, infidelity and hiding the love child he had. It was cheating the voters of California in what arguably could be considered an election fraud. Yet a mortal transgressor probably would have been destroyed by the media before it was too late. Arnie’s election to the state’s top job was largely due to the power of celebrity and the fantasy he built for himself as a super hero.
And even more cynical and deceitful, he used the unsuspecting wife he already secretly betrayed to publicly vouch for his good character during the 2003 election for governor. It’s a good bet the memory of that came back to haunt Maria Shriver when she learned of the infidelity, the fool she made of herself, standing by her man years-ago when there was evidence of his womanizing.