Arnold Schwarzenegger, Who's Groping Whom?
by Jen Shroder
With all of these waitresses shouting "groped!" by Arnold
Schwarzenegger, I submit my own waitress song.
I was a waitress through the 70's and 80's in Mammoth Lakes, a small
town and celebrity ski resort that Arnold visited often. I knew all the town talk and locals
and if there was any groping going on, women were out to grope Arnold,
as proved by what our local
gossip columnist wrote in 1992:
"...Not skiing the top like any girly-girl
was the Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a longtime Mammoth
regular. Rumor has it that Arnold's powerful thighs were responsible for
the big slide down Climax. Hey Arnie, if you ever get tired of that
Kennedy/Shriver chick you may want to give Bella a try. (Bella likes her
Mammoth Times article]
["Climax" is an advanced ski run]
It must be seriously hard to be a movie star sometimes, or a movie
star's wife. (shaking head)
As far as Mammoth was concerned,
Arnold had a sterling reputation as one of the most
gracious to service workers, treating people with courtesy and was very
down-to-earth. He was one of the most loved of all the celebrities that
came to Mammoth. Though Arnold received open invitations bordering on
insult, he treated us with dignity. Ask anyone in Mammoth that was
around in those years.
I wrote and posted this before the election, when all the groping
accusations hit, even though I whole-heartedly endorsed
Tom McClintock as our next governor
because of his more conservative views.
But this tactic and smear campaign by the Democrats and liberal
media is wrong. I've seen first hand the vicious tactics used by
Democrats, I can imagine how long it took to find a Democrat female to
cry grope. About two seconds.
I wanted McClintock to win, but not because they
drummed up what they could to ruin Arnold's reputation and have been
hammering him with it ever since. Not when I know that Arnold has been so gracious
to the service workers of Mammoth and to people in general. You meet all
kinds of celebrities in Mammoth, very few could be spoken so well of.
(The only other celebrity I know that comes close to Arnold's politeness
is Henry Winkler).
Very few celebrities took the time to ask us how we were, what we
thought of things, little words of encouragement that impressed us so
much. And I honestly can't remember any celebrity that was as
appreciated as much as Arnold Schwarzenegger in Mammoth Lakes in the 80's.
I never waited on him personally, but I knew those that did and saw him in passing
at nightclubs and skiing.
Thank you Arnold for being so kind to "the little people," and now that
you're governor...well, we'll pray very hard about your views (smile).
JenT, founder of
posted 10/5/03 updated 11/20/03
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