Schwarzenegger Wants to Remove Moon to End PMS
A week old but Steve Bainbridge‘s post is the first mention I’d seen:
SCHWARZENEGGER LAMBASTED OVER SEXIST JOKE (ContactMusic)
California Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER has been branded a sexist again – after mocking pre-menstrual stress during a shocking live radio interview.
The actor-turned-politician sparked outrage last year (04) when he called his Democrat rivals “girlie men”. And he fuelled his reputation as a misogynist last night (24APR05) when he told outspoken DJ HOWARD STERN he wanted to remove the moon, to prevent the mood swings women suffer before their monthly periods.
Schwarzenegger explained, “If we get rid of the moon, women, whose menstrual cycles are governed by the moon, will not get PMS. They will stop bitching and whining.”
Hey, I’m willing to give it a try. . . .
Update: Commenters inform that it was a Schwarzenegger imposter, not the Governator. The Ottawa Sun has a similar account and various sources carry the AMI report. I presumed that the comments were a joke, in either case.