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|December 19, 2014|
Strategists debate Arnold's future
REDLANDS – Some strategists doubt that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s revelations will derail his political or entertainment pursuit. Others say he’s toast.
Several experts agree that if his disclosure had come earlier, the impact would have been far more devastating to his career. But, Professor Mark Young at USC says the long-kept secret amounted to premeditated lying.
Professor Ed Wingenback at the University of Redlands says it rubs both ways.
“The record of people who cover something up like this for so long and have such public embarrassment with their family is not good. That’s going to hurt him if he tries to re-enter politics.”
But, there’s the matter of Schwarzenegger’s other career.
“He’s also a Hollywood star. They are able to survive things like this a lot more easily than politicians,” Wingenbach said.
Hollywood insiders say Schwarzenegger’s return to the silver screen may be less affected by the scandal. (INT)
Meantime, The longtime household staff member who mothered a child with former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was identified Wednesday, according to celebrity news websites.
Mildred Patricia Baena, who goes by Patty, is the mother of Schwarzenegger's biological son, who he has admitted to fathering, RadarOnline.com said.
Baena, 50, worked as a housekeeper, earning $1,200 each week, before retiring in January, TMZ.com said. She left after working for Schwarzenegger and his estranged wife, Maria Shriver, for two decades. She received a severance payment upon leaving.
Story Date: May 23, 2011