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Breaking News: George Clooney's Presidential Ambitions

April 01, 2006
Amrita Rajan

Sources close to Hollywood actor George Clooney say he is "seriously considering a run" for President in 2008.

Look," said a highly placed source at New York's Plaza Hotel. "We all know that if Hollywood were to field a candidate then it would have to be George Clooney. He's not just another pretty face."

"The actor is currently shooting in New York City and carrying on a war with Gawker.com, a celeb-watch site that has recently come under fire for its paparazzi techniques which it couples with Google Maps.

"George knows what he is doing," said a cynical staffer at the website. "It's a great platform to head coming off a movie like Good Night and Good Luck which is about freedom and journalistic integrity. The American people love that."

Although plenty of people have asked him about his political ambitions, Clooney has hitherto laughed them all off.

"Still no political office for you?" asked Diane Sawyer in 2005.

"No, no, no," replied Clooney. "Done too many bad things in my life. I would literally have to run on the ticket of, "Yes, I did it." "Wasn't it true that..." "Yes, I did." "And weren't you with..." "Yes, I think, I believe I was. And I drank the bong water at the time."

Talk around tinsel town is that Clooney changed his mind after reading an article in the LA Times, which hailed him as a leading neo-con voice in Hollywood.

"All of a sudden," said (former)close friend Arianna Huffington. "George could see how this thing could work. After all, if George Bush could do it with just Karl Rove by his side, then George Clooney can do it with Hollywood and all that movie magic behind him."

Support for Clooney has been hotting up with even voices from across the Atlantic pitching in.

"A good-looking, independently minded, lapsed-Catholic, clean-and-sober actor versus a bought-and-paid-for, dry-drunk fundamentalist and four-decade failure of a human glove-puppet?" asks The Guardian.

He's been Batman, saved us all from Killer Tomatoes, robbed casinos without violence, helped bring down McCarthy, got blown up by the CIA, and won an Oscar. Is there anything George Clooney cannot do?

Clooney publicist Stan Rosenfeld says, "I doubt it."

Amrita Rajan is a writer based in NYC
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#1
Pavan
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April 1, 2006
03:27 AM

Ocean's one? :D

#2
AphraBehen
April 1, 2006
08:38 AM

Ams,

Any excuse to post pics of and write about george, hain? :)

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temporal
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April 1, 2006
09:45 AM

am:

anything* would be an improvement over the current incumbent

* yes knowingly i wrote anything not anyone ...the latter would have reduced the the options

;)

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Pratyush
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April 1, 2006
10:42 AM

He's been Batman, saved us all from Killer Tomatoes, robbed casinos without violence, helped bring down McCarthy, got blown up by the CIA, and won an Oscar. Is there anything George Clooney cannot do?

Well he sure knows how to floor Amrita!

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Aaman
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April 1, 2006
10:45 AM

One of the Blogcritics editors thought this was for real, and asked for more details and news-related stuff pre-publishing:)

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Amrita
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April 1, 2006
12:59 PM

Lol Aaman - i wrote to Matt Sussman and told him it was a hum but i guess someone else got to it first :)

Pavan - wouldnt he be the coolest though? Hehehe

AB - you know me so well :blush:

T - dont say chimps: it'd be an insult to the poor critters :)

Pratyush - darn, is it so evident? :D

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