Arnold apologizes

Once again a politician caught being himself in an unguarded moment says he has no idea how such words would ever come out of his mouth. Gov. Schwarzenegger apologized for his taped speculations about a Republican Latina's ethnicity and unflattering characterizations of other GOP colleagues, saying "The fact is that if I would hear this kind of comments in my house, by my kids, I would be upset, and today, when I read it in the papers, it's something when you say things, but it is another thing when you read it in the paper. It made me cringe. It made me feel uncomfortable. And so this is why I thought I should come out and address the issue right away." The governor made sure to have Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia, the subject of his ethnic profiling, by his side. Democratic challenger Phil Angelides issued a statement saying the governor "has used language that is deeply offensive to all Californians and embarrassed our state. His comments reflect a disturbing pattern of behavior."

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