Arnold's Apology


The would-be Sacramento groper has apologzied, reports the Wash Post. Sez Arnold S.:

"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 offended people."

"Those people that I have offended, I want to say to them I am deeply sorry about that and I apologize because that's not what I'm trying to do," he said.

(A quick editing query: Did Arnold really mean to suggest that he's not trying to apologize? Is the press, which routinely cleans up quotes for grammar and readability, keeping odd sentence constructions in Arnold's quotes so as to subtly embarrass him?)

Regardless of whether it helps him or hurts him come October 7, this latest development creates a golden opportunity for hypocrisy on the part of a) Republicans who attacked Bill Clinton as unfit for office due to such behavior and b) Democrats who supported Bill Clinton but think Arnold is unfit for office due to such behavior.