A 21st-Century Statesman
Newsweek has in interview with liberal actor George Clooney. This interview covers his work in Sudan and talked politics:
But despite occasional overtures from the California Democratic Party, Clooney has rejected the constraints of conventional politics. “I didn’t live my life in the right way for politics, you know,” he said, sitting outside the Central Pub in Juba, scarfing down pizza. “I f–ked too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that’s the truth.” A smart campaigner, he believes, “would start from the beginning by saying, ‘I did it all. I drank the bong water. Now let’s talk about issues.’ That’s gonna be my campaign slogan: ‘I drank the bong water’?”
Back in 2006 he told Larry King, ““I’m a liberal. I’m confused when that became a bad word…”Clooney continued, “…the liberal movement morally, you know, has stood on the right side of an awful lot of issues.” So being a liberal means being on the “right side” of an issue. Yeah, that explains the philandering and drug use. But hey, that’s never stopped a candidate before.
We can be thankful for his blatant honesty, yet please make sure you keep this promise to not run Mr. Clooney.