For some reason, people want George Clooney to run for president. I’m guessing because relatively speaking he’s pretty savvy and incredibly likable. But sadly, our dream of President Clooney (and V.P. Brad Pitt) will never come to fruition because Clooney is smart enough to know that it’s a shit gig. According to People:
Downplaying any interest in running for higher office, the Ides of March director said at the Venice Film Festival: “If I make a mistake it’s not going to cost 100,000 people their lives. I’m very happy telling stories. Films don’t hurt people. They just get badly reviewed sometimes.” Clooney, 50, added: “I have a very nice life. I get to hang out with various seductive people, so I’ve no interest in [running for office].”
Thank God, too! Who in the hell would want a job where you can run on a platform of dumbing down America, keeping kids from receiving health care and keeping LGBT people down because a 2,000-year-old book that says a shrimp cocktail is a mortal sin tells you to, AND ACTUALLY BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AS A CANDIDATE? Thank heavens we don’t have that in Canada. Unless you count Rob Ford. Other than that, we’re boring as shit.