George Clooney Declares President Obama is Smarter than Anybody You Know


George Clooney thinks President Obama is really, really smart. Maybe in Hollywood Obama is the smartest guy in the room, but out here in the real world he looks like an incompetent nincompoop. Maybe Obama’s next career can be playing smart guys in movies.

Via Story Balloon, the Telegraph reported the ridiculous quote.

The Hollywood actor campaigned for Obama during the last election and speaks up regularly on political issues, leading some to posit him as the Democrats’ answer to Ronald Reagan.

However, at the Venice Film Festival he shot down the ‘Clooney for President’ rumours once and for all.

“As for me running for President – look, there’s a guy in office who is smarter than anybody you know, and nicer, and he’s having an almost impossible time governing.

“Why would anyone volunteer for that job? I have a very good job. So I have no interest,” he said.

See how they do that – Obama is wicked smart, it’s just those darned Washington politics and evil republicans that keep him from getting anything done. My, what short memories these liberals have. Didn’t The One and his party ram through Obamacare, Porkulus, FrankenDodd and plenty of job-killing regulations? Why, yes, yes they did! And now we’re in another recession, or never got out of the last one, or are in our own personal recessions. Take your pick.

On the bright side, at least we’ll spared a George Clooney presidential run.

Update: Poh Diaries linked – thanks!
Update 2: Republican Redefined linked – thank you!