Arnold`s lovechild secret likened to Osama hiding in Pakistan

Last Updated: May 24, 2011, 20:45 PM IST

Los Angeles: Arnold Schwarzenegger`s ability to keep his lovechild a secret from his wife for over a decade has been likened to Osama bin Laden remaining hidden in Pakistan for five years by a leading newspaper.

"That Schwarzenegger could keep his paternal exploits secret from his wife for more than 10 years is as remarkable as the fact that Osama bin Laden was secretly housed within the Pakistani military community of Abbottabad for five years," said The Los Angeles Times in its opinion piece titled `Blowback: Arnold failed at marriage, not governing`.

The piece goes on to praise the action star`s tenure as the California governor, saying, "Schwarzenegger deserves all the derision he is receiving for his moral shortcomings.

However, he has surely had a bum rap regarding his tenure as governor.

"The onus belongs on the liberal pundits and Democratic legislators who successfully killed the propositions that would have helped transform California`s government, schools and the economy."

The 63-year-old `Terminator` star recently confessed to having fathered a lovechild with former housekeeper Mildred Baena more than a decade ago, leading to his wife of 25 years Maria Shriver walking out of their marriage.

PTI