Quotes on Schwarzenegger's Apology

Quotes regarding Arnold Schwarzenegger (search)'s apology for mistreatment of women in the past.


"So I want to say to you, yes, that I have behaved badly sometimes. Yes, it is true that I was on rowdy movie sets and I have done things that were not right which I thought then was playful but now I recognize that I have offended people. And to those people that I have offended, I want to say to them I am deeply sorry about that and I apologize because this is not what I'm trying to do."

-- Schwarzenegger.


"All is not forgiven. He's got a pattern of this for 30 years. It doesn't just go away."

-- Karen Pomer, spokeswoman for the women's group CodePink.


"I'm happy he's coming out, apologizing and being truthful, but it doesn't mean he shouldn't be governor. I'm madder at Gray Davis (search) for tripling my car tax."

-- Julie Vandermost, president of the California Women's Leadership Association, a Republican group that has endorsed Schwarzenegger.


"These are allegations that can't be dismissed. It's not some accidental thing that happened when he was 18 years old and he outgrew a disrespect for women. This is an attitude of abusiveness toward women. This is a pattern that is unacceptable for a person who wants to be governor of California. People should think twice before voting for him."

-- Green Party candidate Peter Camejo (search).


"The American people are fairly forgiving but they don't like to be lied to. This speaks to character. To 'fess up only after you're caught, we don't even allow our teenagers to do that."

-- Barbara O'Connor, professor of political science at California State University, Sacramento.


"[The allegations are] very serious and should be resolved."

-- Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante.


"It's clear Schwarzenegger is not safe for women."

-- Megan Seely, president of the California National Organization for Women.


"I think the fact that Arnold stood up there with confidence and admitted he did inappropriate things -- they were not ultra-terrible, but they were clearly inappropriate -- I think that shows that he is the man that people want to be their governor."

-- Schwarzenegger supporter and former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, during interview on Fox News.