Add today's story about a series of (newly interviewed) women who say Schwarzenegger groped them to this story, this story, and this story and make up your own mind whether we have, you know, a pattern.
Conservatives will argue that there was a pattern with Bill Clinton, yet we didn't believe he was a sexual predator. Well, yeah, there was a pattern -- he was clearly a horndog, and only the truly naive found it implausible that he might be messing around with Monica. But stories about Clinton fall into two categories, often with regard to the same woman. Was Paula Jones a consensual lover, as David Brock originally wrote, or a victim, as per the later story? Was Clinton the considerate lover of Gennifer Flowers's book or the thug of her more recent accusations? Juanita Broaddrick wept on TV when she recalled Clinton; Monica Lewinsky squirmed with delight. What's the reality? What's his M.O.?
Schwarzenegger stories, by contrast, seem awfully similar: Approach woman who is in no position to cause serious trouble. Make indecent proposal. Fondle breasts. Laugh. Repeat as necessary.
That's not enough to convict the guy, but if I had a daughter, I'd hope she never got anywhere near him.