Your Midday Media Roundup: Schwarzenegger-Staffer Spawngate Edition
Hey, kids--did you hear that former California Governator Ahhhhnold Schwarzenegger knocked up an employee and kept it secret from his wife for ten years? Obviously the media is abuzz today with the news, and because we can't possibly cover it all, we present to you this mini-roundup to help point you towards the Schwazenegger-Staffer Spawngate news you might want to read.
- According to TMZ, "Arnold Used Santa Monica Office for Romantic Liaisons." Allegedly, say "sources" the ladies would show up late at night, and leave holding manila envelopes, presumably after paying a visit to one of the several "bedrooms" that were part of the offices.
- Reporters all over L.A. were dispatched to Brentwood this morning to track locals' reactions to the news of Schwarzenegger's love child. L.A. Now reports back with some varied quotes that run the gamut of...well, of pretty much what you'd expect from locals reacting.
- Speaking of the LAT, columnist Steve Lopez acknowledges that Schwarzenegger, like all us humans, makes mistakes. But to schtupp a domestic? "Among other issues, that’s just lazy."
- Patrick, the 17-year-old son of Maria and Arnold turned to Twitter to vent: ”some days you feel like s—, some days you want to quit and just be normal for a bit, yet i love my family till death do us apart," CBS2 is reporting. Also, the kid signed his Tweet "Patrick Shriver."
- CNN's Showbiz Tonight is full of questions about Schwarzenegger's affair(s), among them "how could Schwarzenegger have kept this a secret for so long and still run for office? And should Maria Shriver really be surprised?" GAH!!!!!
- A different approach is stemming up over at LA Observed, as the questions take the "what if?" stance: "Would California have been this messed up if Schwarzenegger tryst had come out in 2003?"
- Oh snap! Ex-Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm Tweeted that maybe some politicos like CA's Arnold should think about keeping their pants zipped.
- And for those who prefer their scandals set to music, the HuffPo has this gem: "Would I Lie to You?": A Playlist for Arnold Schwarzenegger