In the last edition of Newsweek there was a ‘where and what next for Arnie?’ article and in the middle of it there was the following passage: “Terry Tamminen, who headed California’s Environmental Protection Agency before serving as Schwarzenegger’s cabinet secretary, has told him that he should be president of a newly reconstituted European Union. “In the next few years, the EU will be looking for a much more high-profile president—somebody who can unify Europe,” Tamminen says. “The French won’t want a German, and the Germans won’t want an Italian. How about a European-born person who went off to America and … could return to be the Washington or Jefferson of a new unified Europe?”” Suspiciously close to 1st April though the article may be, it does embody an underlying truth. If one day the EU were to equip itself with a US-style President (and so far it hasn’t) then a Schwarzenegger-type figure would surely be a particularly viable candidate.