Who looks at George Clooney and says “Hey! Let’s make him President!”?

Why is this even a thing?

The likelihood that George Clooney will run for President of the United States doubled after he married prominent international human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, according to the British bookmakers William Hill.

The company announced Wednesday that it cut the price of a bet that Clooney will run in half, from 200/1 to 100/1, after “hints made by family members” that the actor has political ambitions.

Don’t get me wrong.  O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Ocean’s Eleven were great flicks.  No question there at all, at all. But maybe the Democrats could try running, I don’t know, successful governors or something? (more…)


#rsrh George Clooney Bono’ed?

Apparently so:

For those without video, the above is George Clooney politely telling Bill Maher – who, by the way, was almost-accurately described by Jim Treacher as being what happens when you cross “Johnny Carson with Lord Haw-Haw and dipped the result in a vat of gonorrhea*” – that in point of fact the Right has been better than the Left when it comes to Darfur relief. Which is, by the way, perfectly accurate: after all, your average Lefty activist and/or politician is militantly indifferent to the plight of any racial and/or cultural demographic that can’t cast a ballot in the next election.

But I digress. Anyway, I don’t expect that Clooney’s seen the light about the Right; I’m sure that he’s still heavy-liberal, in that special Hollywood way that they have over there. But he does seem to have grasped the same concept about humanitarian activism that U2’s Bono has: which is that if you go to conservatives, politely ask for their help, say ‘please,’ and – this is the important thing – don’t scream in their about how they’re a bunch of Nazi fascist pig-dogs; well, then. It’s all ‘Let me get my checkbook out’ and ‘Did you want us to do a press conference?’ and ‘By the way, you were great in O Brother, Where Art Thou?**.’

Crazy, huh?

(H/T: Instapundit)

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Celebrity hires medium to contact deceased pig.

None of that is an euphemism, by the way.

George Clooney Hires A Psychic To Talk To His Departed Potbellied Pig

Los Angeles, CA (BANG) – George Clooney has hired to psychic to help him contact his dead pig. The “Leatherheads” star is still mourning the loss of his beloved potbellied pet Max, who died in 2006, and asked a medium to get in touch with the swine.

I’m not going to mock him for this, by the way.  People get attached to their pets; potbellied pigs by all accounts make affectionate ones; and if he was trying to trying to make postmortem contact with his beloved, say, Golden Retriever about half of the story would be lost.  There are folks out there who  really do believe in this entire pet psychics thing, and about the worst thing you can say about them is usually that they’re just eccentric.

That being said, I think that you can take this sort of thing into account when judging them on their policy positions, so maybe Mr. Clooney might find it more profitable for everyone involved if he concentrated on things that he’s actually trained for in the future.  Personally, I’d love to see something new in the vein of O Brother, Where Art Thou?; perhaps he could brush off his Virgil and redo the Aeneid?

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