The UK newspaper The Telegraph reports on how Governor Schwarzenegger's role as a Turkish sultan in the film Around the World in Eighty Days may re-raise public images of him as a lecher. While this is possible, I suspect that like past California governors, Schwarzenegger's political personality is made of Teflon.

One thing that struck me watching the trailer was how un-Turkish Arnold looks. Yesterday, I was watching a show on the Discovery Channel about Mongolia, when I ran into a clip from the 1956 movie "The Conqueror," starring none other than John Wayne as Genghis Khan. Apparently, adding facial hair to Hollywood actors in order to make them look "Asiatic" is not a new technique.