Flacking for Arnold
Friday, October 3rd, 2003
Pre-apology, Andrew Sullivan passed off the LATimes expose on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s sexual aggression as “a politically motivated smear-job.”
After Arnold admitted “where there’s smoke there’s fire,” Sullivan does some quibbling, which he caps off with the comment that “there is a distinction between public and private life.” He concludes “vote for Arnold.”
Come on, Andrew. The LATimes piece could be politically motivated. But Arnold’s admission proves the article’s tightly woven portrait fits him like a wet-suit. The guy is arrogant and abusive. The least he deserves is derision.