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Now then... to the subject at hand today...
Yes, Arnold the former Governator is in a wee bit of trouble. Apparently for the last few years he's done a considerable amount of his thinking with an organ that's not between his ears, but south of the beltline, if you follow. And so his marriage is over, his reputation is in tatters, and he's got another kid that he never acknowledged with a rather... homely maid. Needless to say, Maria had enough. She can take Arnold to the cleaners in divorce court if she wishes.
It's a common thing among politicians, unfortunately. As we've seen with former President Clinton, the Kennedy boys, and John (not the psychic) Edwards, it doesn't take long for these fellows to start chasing everything in a skirt. And for some inexplicable reason, these guys are like a magnet to some women. Like moths to a flame.
Now it's Arnold's turn to become the punchline of the week, month, and year for his own skirt chasing habits. It goes back long before his political days, of course. I suspect there's a deleted scene from Terminator III Rise of The Machines, with Nick Stahl and Schwarzenegger talking. Nick, playing future savior of mankind John Conner, says this:
"You mean there was never any hope. We could never stop it. We could never prevent Judgment Day from happen... hey! Would you stop shagging that maid?"
Well, the editorial cartoonists have been having fun at Arnold's expense, as you can see...
Of more worrying concern, of course, is the case of Dominique Strauss Kahn, the former head of the IMF and one time expected rival for the presidency of France, who was recently arrested and perp-walked on sexual assault charges in New York following a complaint from a maid that he had assaulted her. The police and prosecutors have taken the matter quite seriously. DSK as he's often known is currently awaiting the outcome of proceedings against him. While of course he's innocent until proven guilty, there's enough sleaze in his background that it makes one wonder how he got this far in life.
He's been humiliated in the eyes of the world by, in his mind, those lower people daring to have the audacity to arrest him of all people, and treat him like a common criminal. The French, meanwhile, are far more offended by his treatment then by the serious charges against him.
Apparently to the French, this kind of thing is perfectly acceptable.
Now then, to that other sex scandal about to blow up, one that will horrify legions of fans when they realize a simple biological fact about their beloved fictional character. I'll let this speak for itself. If the fans in question would like to have me burned at the stake, they'll have to get in line. Barbra Streisand fans are after me too.