Arnold: Being governor cost me $200 million
January 18, 2011
Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger told an Austrian newspaper reporter that serving seven years in Sacramento cost him at least $200 million. [Reuters]
“But I’m not sorry. It was more than worth it,” Schwarzenegger went on to say.
The Hollywood actor-turned-politician seemed more concerned about the price his family paid while he was governor.
“What was much worse was the damage my time as governor did to the family. There is a lot there that needs to be repaired,” Schwarzenegger said, recalling the many Sunday evenings when his wife, Maria and children broke out in tears at his heavy work schedule.
“We hate your job,” Schwarzenegger quoted family members as saying during his early years as governor when he would leave his Los Angeles home every Monday morning for the capital, Sacramento, and not return until the end of the week.