Tits or Ass?

Joel Bleifuss

California GOP gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger is elusive when it comes to staking out controversial political positions. Yet, despite appearances to the contrary, like this photo, his preferences vis-a-vis the female anatomy are clear. A video taken in Brazil shows Schwarzenegger grabbing the cheeks of a scantily clad dancer and pulling her toward him as she tries to escape his two handed grip. “Yeah, Americans like breasts—no, no,” says Schwarzenegger in the video. “After watching mulattas shake it, I can totally understand why Brazil is devoted to my favorite body part, the ass.” Though that video was shot prior to his marriage to Maria Shriver, his public display of that predilection remains unchanged. “When he was promoting Terminator 3 in London,” writes Wendy Leigh in the London Evening Standard, “TV cameras caught him putting his hand on co-star Kristanna Loken’s bottom while they waved to the crowds from the balcony of the Odeon Leicester Square. Maria was close by.” Where is Ken Starr now?

Joel Bleifuss, a former director of the Peace Studies Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is the editor & publisher of In These Times, where he has worked since October 1986.

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