Arnold Schwarzenegger's startling admission that he fathered a child out of wedlock over a decade ago begs a number of questions, chief among them:
- Who is the mystery female employee he impregnated?
- Having hidden it so well under heavy scrutiny, why admit it now?
- How could be run for office while hiding a secret of this magnitude?
We don't know the answer to question #1 right now, though we imagine we will in time. The second is equally unclear. The third? Only Arnold knows.
His mistress, who worked in the family's home and continued to do so until earlier this year, always maintained that her then-husband was the dad.
This is a remarkable story for a number of reasons.
Even if Schwarzenegger's public persona was a macho rogue, adultery doesn't play well with voters ... nor does lying and pulling a John Edwards.
When the former U.S. senator and presidential candidate knocked up Rielle Hunter, he denied it to everyone's face until he was flat out busted.