Arnold Schwarzenegger http://michiganradio.org en Bring Back the Posthumus Rules http://michiganradio.org/post/bring-back-posthumus-rules <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-969328.mp3</p><p>I am aware that there&rsquo;s a battle over whether to put the state&rsquo;s unexpected surplus in the rainy day fund or to use it to help the schools. I know that libraries are in a fight for their very existence all over Michigan, and Detroit City Council is proposing crippling cuts of something like 75 percent to the city&rsquo;s cultural jewels, including the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Historical Museum.</p><p>However, none of that was featured very prominently in any of the newspaper or commercial station news reports I heard while driving across the state yesterday. What <strong>was</strong> treated as big news was that former Governor Jennifer Granholm and her husband, Dan Mulhern, were denouncing Arnold Schwarzenegger via Twitter.</p><p>Granholm told the world, or at least that portion of it who follow her tweets, that this indicates that maybe we need more women governors, and advised men to keep their pants zipped.</p><p>Her husband, a leadership consultant, tweeted &ldquo;Men: Can we talk maturely, openly and seriously about sex and fidelity?&rdquo;</p><p>The ex-governor&rsquo;s spouse then appeared to denounce the Arnold as a masculine ideal, and added that it was time to replace machismo - I am paraphrasing here - with brains and heart.</p><p>That&rsquo;s all sensible advice. It also would be nice to think those tweets will be enough to dissuade the next millionaire movie star from impregnating his housekeeper, but I am skeptical.</p><p>Nor do I know why we are treating whatever the Granholm-Mulherns are tweeting about this as newsworthy. Yes, I know. He was a governor; she was a governor, it&rsquo;s about sex, sex sells, et cetera.</p><p>However, this also reminds me of one of the few genteel customs in our politics that we seem to have lost in just the past few years. Until now, it has been the convention for defeated candidates and outgoing officeholders to quietly disappear, at least for a year. Wed, 18 May 2011 14:22:49 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 2544 at http://michiganradio.org Bring Back the Posthumus Rules Former Governor Granholm comments on Schwarzenegger's love child http://michiganradio.org/post/former-governor-granholm-comments-schwarzeneggers-love-child <p>I didn&#39;t think a Michigan angle would present itself on the Arnold Schwarzenegger story, but hold on a sec... we have Twitter!</p><p>Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm suggested on her <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/GovGranholm/status/70484662211977216">Twitter page</a> that people should elect more women governors:</p><blockquote><p><strong>Another guy guv admits 2 cheating on his wife. Maybe we need more women governors. Guys: keep ur pants zipped, for Pete&#39;s sake. <a class="twitter-hashtag" href="https://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23Arnold" rel="nofollow" title="#Arnold"><span class="hash">#</span><span class="hash-text">Arnold</span></a></strong></p></blockquote><p>The Arnold &quot;hash tag&quot; (#Arnold) is how Twitter users are organizing their conversation around this story - first revealed by the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0517-arnold-20110517,0,1994592.story">Los Angeles Times</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Former California <a class="taxInlineTagLink" href="http://www.latimes.com/topic/politics/government/arnold-schwarzenegger-PEPLT007379.topic" id="PEPLT007379" title="Arnold Schwarzenegger">Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger</a> and his wife, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" href="http://www.latimes.com/topic/entertainment/maria-shriver-PECLB005367.topic" id="PECLB005367" title="Maria Shriver">Maria Shriver</a>, separated after she learned he had fathered a child more than a decade ago &mdash; before his first run for office &mdash; with a longtime member of their household staff.<br /><br /> Shriver moved out of the family&#39;s Brentwood mansion earlier this year, after Schwarzenegger acknowledged the paternity. The staff member worked for the family for 20 years, retiring in January.</p></blockquote><p>I imagine there will be a multitude of angles revealed on this California shocker in the coming days and weeks. Tue, 17 May 2011 18:16:54 +0000 Mark Brush 2534 at http://michiganradio.org Former Governor Granholm comments on Schwarzenegger's love child