The impartial, nonpartisan press sure does love to beat on Republicans.

First up, Arnold's apology for innapropriate behavior is getting major play.

Schwarzenegger said: "Yes, it is true that I was on rowdy movie sets and I have done things that were not right which I thought then was playful but now I recognize that I offended people."

"Those people that I have offended, I want to say to them I am deeply sorry about that and I apologize because that's not what I'm trying to do," he said.

The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that six women it interviewed said the Republican actor touched them in a sexual manner without their consent on movie sets and in other settings. The Times said the unwanted fondling and groping allegedly occurred as far back as 1975 and as recently as 2000.

I've been to parties where there's an awful lot of touching going on, and people are so doped up they're really incapable of giving permission for anything. I have no idea what the circumstances are surrounding these allegations, but I find it pretty easy to believe that a rich movie star and bodybuilder has been to much crazier shindigs than I have. Accusations of wrongdoing from 1975 seem pretty irrelevent to me, but 2000 is a lot more recent.

Is it a character issue? Yeah, it is. Arnold sounds like a ritzy-er version of President Clinton, although so far no one has accused him of using the Highway Patrol to harrass his victims. In my mind, this character flaw is a big minus, but Arnold still a thosuand times better than Grey "Vending Machine" Davis or Cruz "Slot Machine" Bustamante. I mean, it's not like Arnold has raped anyone or lied under oath. Besides, he married a Kennedy; this type of behavior shouldn't surprise anyone!

I think women can see through this pandering nonsense, and that's all it is. The press and the Democrats are trying to manipulate women, but I doubt they'll be successful.

Entry number 2 is all the hub-hub over Rush Limbaugh. I read on Drudge last night that Limbaugh resigned from his new job at ESPN, and that the National Enquirer is alleging that he has a drug abuse problem. I like Rush; I don't agree with him on everything, but I like him. So what's did he say to get in trouble?

"I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well," Limbaugh said on Sunday's show. "There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve. The defense carried this team."
That doesn't seem racist to me; if anything, Rush is accusing the sports media of being racist. Oh right, that's probably why the media reacted so violently and pushed this non-issue to the fore. It's a shame. I couldn't care less about football, but I know that this job was one of Rush's lifelong dreams, and I'm sympathetic.

And the drugs?

Talk-radio titan Rush Limbaugh is being investigated for allegedly buying thousands of addictive painkillers from a black-market drug ring.

The moralizing motormouth was turned in by his former housekeeper - who says she was Limbaugh's pill supplier for four years.

Wilma Cline, 42, says Limbaugh was hooked on the potent prescription drugs OxyContin, Lorcet and hydrocodone - and went through detox twice.

If those allegations are true, then Rush certainly broke the law -- a dumb law, but still a law. I can only hope that the media will investigate the countless other celebrities who abuse prescription drugs just as vigorously. This seems to be an easy trap for famous people to fall into, but it's disappointing nonetheless, if it turns out to be true.



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