What was it that William Bennett used to say? Oh yes....
One reason society needs to uphold high public standards in this realm is because sex -- when engaged in capriciously, without restraint, and against those in positions of relative weakness -- can be exploitive and harmful. Civilizations understand that we need to construct social guardrails to protect the vulnerable against the rapacious. And these social guardrails are not simply the products of the law; they are built as well by moral codes. Leaders who flout moral codes weaken them.
--William J. Bennett, The Death of Outrage (1998), page 21
So I guess Bennett and all his friends who denounced Bill Clinton back in the '90s will rise up as one and condemn this candidate for high office:
One journalist claims to have seen Schwarzenegger "making out" with his "Total Recall" costar, Rachel Ticotin. A former employee says he pawed Linda Hamilton while her then-boyfriend, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" director James Cameron, looked the other away. And two witnesses say they watched horrified as the brawny actor accosted a female crew member working on "T2," "put his hands inside her blouse" and sent her crying to a nearby trailer.
--Salon, February 7, 2001, citing a story in Premiere
During his promotional visit to Britain this week Arnold Schwarzenegger groped Denise Van Outen on the Big Breakfast and behaved in a similarly oversexed and over here fashion with a clearly panicked Melanie Sykes on ITV's Celebrity.
The Sun in England newspaper reports that Sykes was chatting with Arnold when, as cameras rolled, he grabbed her around the waist.
She pushed his hand away, saying: "Get your hands off me - I'm scared."...
Big Screen presenter Anna Richardson also claims that Arnold actually groped her breast during an interview for the show. She went to shake his hand, he pulled her on to his knee and said: "I want to know if your breasts are real." ...
"Before I knew what was happening he circled my nipple with his finger and gave it a squeeze." He then said of her triple-D breasts: "Yeah, they are real," Richardson recalled.
--8BM.com (U.K.); the link includes a screen shot of Schwarzenegger groping Ms. Van Outen
Bennett, Coulter, et al. will declare Arnold unfit to hold high office because of this -- right?
(Tawdry links courtesy of the comments page at Eschaton.)