All this and fashion sense, too.

Didja see our governor on the cover of Time magazine this week? It’s a big story about how he and New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg are “soul mates” — self-made, rich success stories who got into politics late in life and seem to be having fun while making things happen.


Whatever you think about the story, take a close look at Schwarzenegger’s sartorial splendor:


Yowza, that’s one heck of an imposing belt buckle! Asked whether there’s a story behind it (no puns, please), press secretary Aaron McLear responded, “Not much to it — he likes it and wears it every once in a while.” Okaaaaay…

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.