Domain Query: Good call

RJ made the right bet about good old George Clooney:
Rumor is that Clooney wants to run for office and needs a wife to look the part.
George Clooney is planning a move in to politics, sources claim. 
The actor, a noted political activist, is said to be planning the move after he weds Briton Amal Alamuddin in September. 
The [D]emocrat is said to be looking to take on an official role in the party and is believed to have aspirations to run for office, one source claims.

Clooney, 53, is known to have numerous political contacts - and even counts president Barack Obama as a close friend. 
A friend told The Mirror: 'He has big ambitions and aims to get into politics imminently. [Didact: Lord, have mercy...]

'He wants to do more humanitarian work and hopes to join the Democrats’ 2016 election campaign.'

Amal Alamuddin is one of the best-regarded [h]uman right[s] lawyers in the world. [Didact: Read: she defends the indefensible, the morally ambiguous, and on occasion the actually hard-done-by.]
The source claims that Clooney believes his credibility will be boosted following the pair's engagement.

'George is thinking of how he can get more involved.

'Now he has Amal by his side it will give him more credibility to run for office.'
The depressing thing about this is that there is a precedent here. Conservatives never stop going on about how Ronald Reagan was an actor once- and at one time, he was actually one of Hollywood's most popular stars. The big difference is that Reagan never had even a third of the kind of pull and attention that Clooney does. I suspect that is precisely how liberals will look at this, actually- "the Left's Reagan", complete with beautiful and glamourous (and quite possibly moon-batty) wife.

The other big difference, of course, is that Reagan's politics actually made sense, since he came to office riding on a platform of old-fashioned moral and political sensibilities that made him a hero to conservatives. (I am well aware that what he actually delivered in office was often quite contrary to his political views.) He also had a very real ability to charm his political enemies and opponents, which is something for which Clooney has never shown the slightest aptitude. The man's politics really are of the rainbows-and-unicorns stripe; he's the sort of irritatingly smug liberal who thinks that Darfur is a millstone to be hung around humanity's neck, instead of a very obvious case of Islamists doing what Islamists do to non-Islamists, and who believes that the rich are evil and should be heavily taxed in order to equalise outcomes, even though he is very rich himself and got there through thoroughly unequal distribution of exceptional talents.

It also now makes sense that Clooney would marry a woman in her mid-forties who also happens to be a lawyer. The combination of the words "woman", "mid-forties", and "lawyer" should be enough to make any sane, wealthy, good-looking, successful man run screaming from the prospect of marriage. However, there is no denying that marrying a high-powered woman like that makes sense from a political perspective, even as it smacks of pure insanity from a personal or "red-pill" one.

Personally I have a strong suspicion that Clooney is going to severely regret marrying a lawyer- actually I think he's going to severely regret getting married again, full stop. A man who has been that successful at pulling spectacularly beautiful women in the past is not suddenly going to stop doing so when he's married to a woman who is observably an 8 when he's used to dating 10s. Just ask Clint Eastwood. And when you have a wife who is a lawyer- a damned aggressive one at that- then you have a potentially extremely toxic mix for the health and well-being of any such man.

Oh well, he's a grown man and can make his own mistakes. Should be entertaining as hell for the rest of us to watch, though.


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