Arnold has a Nazi problem?

That's the headline (minus question mark) at Slate.com, where Timothy Noah's Chatterbox insists that even though Schwarzenegger has pumped money into Holocaust education and is a friend of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, his past support for Austrian president Kurt Waldheim still matters.

If Schwarzenegger doesn't renounce Waldheim in a highly public way, he can forget about ever becoming governor of California.

Meanwhile, the conservatives who post at the National Review Online's blog The Corner are robustly debating whether Arnold is a real Republican or just a tool to defeat the Democrats. And Rush Limbaugh is warning his believers that Arnold is no Reagan: "All these conservative orgasms over Arnold Schwarzenegger are - like the 'Gorbasms' liberals experienced over Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev - fake."

Updated 4:51 p.m.


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