George Clooney Admits He’s Done “Too Many Drugs” to Be a Politician

Truth rating: 10

By Michael Lewittes


George Clooney may be politically active, but the actor who has been talked about as a possible candidate says, “I didn’t live my life in the right way for politics, you know.”

He tells Newsweek, “I f—ed too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that’s the truth.” Uh, sounds like he’s perfect for politics. Isn’t that the presumed nature behind the industry?

Still, Clooney says a good politician gets all the skeletons out early, noting he “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.’” Well that would certainly be a slogan to remember.

Clooney, however, spends less time focusing on U.S. politics than he does on the Sudan, where he’s devoted considerable effort drawing attention to the war-torn region. About the relief workers in that area, Clooney says, “These guys have a day job that pays them nothing and is dangerous… My day job pays very well, and the worst thing that happens is you get some bad food from craft service.”

We think he’s already doing a brilliant job as an advocate for the causes he cares about, why screw it up by dipping his hand in the pot of politics? Clooney stars as a politician in the upcoming film, The Ides of March.

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