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Clooney: Obama's like a rock star
AP ^ | 9/1/07

Posted on 09/01/2007 6:32:50 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside

Clooney: Obama's like a rock star

By COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press Writer

1 hour, 50 minutes ago

VENICE, Italy - Barack Obama has the aura of a rock star, says George Clooney, who also had some kind words for other Democratic presidential candidates.

"You've been in a room once in a while with a rock star. He walks into the world, and he takes your breath away. I'd love him to be president, quite honestly," the actor told reporters Friday at the Venice Film Festival, where his legal thriller "Michael Clayton" was premiering.

Clooney, who banked a check for Obama at a private $1.3 million fundraiser in Beverly Hills last February, praised the U.S. senator for speaking out early against the Iraq war.

But with more than a year until the election, Clooney also said he liked Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Sen. John Edwards — and pondered whether former Vice President Al Gore might vie for the presidency again.

"It could be interesting," he said.

The politics of war was in the air at Venice, with two U.S. films competing for the Golden Lion dealing with the impact of the Iraq conflict.

Clooney — who said he made "Syriana" and "Good Night, and Good Luck," out of anger that he was labeled a traitor for questioning the decision to go to war — told reporters he thinks change is coming.

He said he believes Americans are now in the process of fixing the mistakes of the last few years.

Fixing things, "that's what Americans have been really good at," he said.


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1 posted on 09/01/2007 6:32:51 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside

Bwhahahahahahah

Thank you, Mr. Brightside!


2 posted on 09/01/2007 6:34:27 AM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for Tony and Jill Snow and their family.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
You've been in a room once in a while with a rock star. He walks into the world, and he takes your breath away.

Does Clooney, uh, "like women" ?

3 posted on 09/01/2007 6:34:27 AM PDT by ikka
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To: Mr. Brightside

An empty suit endorsing an empty suit.


4 posted on 09/01/2007 6:36:02 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Mr. Brightside

>>>Obama’s like a rock star

So is Boy George.


5 posted on 09/01/2007 6:36:56 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Fixing things, “that’s what Americans have been really good at,” he said.

I think that your face needs to be fixed.
come see me about that.


6 posted on 09/01/2007 6:37:47 AM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: saveliberty

I thought it was the Clintons who were the rock stars.


7 posted on 09/01/2007 6:38:21 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Calpernia
So is Boy George

But, he's not clean

8 posted on 09/01/2007 6:38:45 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Clooney’s a nice enough guy, but he needs some guidance.


9 posted on 09/01/2007 6:38:45 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Mr. Brightside

aunt rosemary is turning in her grave.


10 posted on 09/01/2007 6:39:12 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: Mr. Brightside

Is anyone else aware that George flunked out of Northern Kentucky University, just across the river from Cincinnati?

And it ain’t exactly Harvard.


11 posted on 09/01/2007 6:39:15 AM PDT by kjo
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To: Daveinyork

LOL

An excellent point, Daveinyork. Does George Clooney strike you as a burgeoning intellect on policy matters? ;-)


12 posted on 09/01/2007 6:39:34 AM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for Tony and Jill Snow and their family.)
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To: Puppage

How do you know Boy George is Clean or Not?

I personally would never look that close :O


14 posted on 09/01/2007 6:41:20 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: johnny7

Ewww!


15 posted on 09/01/2007 6:41:59 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Mr. Brightside
Clooney: Obama's like a rock star

You mean someone who has an extremely narrow range of talent but who is otherwise vapid whose claim to fame is that a lot of people who are equally or even more vapid have got the jones to see him because he's famous like a rock star?
16 posted on 09/01/2007 6:42:47 AM PDT by aruanan
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A little much dude. I don’t want to see that.


17 posted on 09/01/2007 6:42:58 AM PDT by Bigoleelephant (Lawyers are to America what lead was to Rome.)
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To: ikka

Not. Wired. Right.


18 posted on 09/01/2007 6:43:16 AM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Mr. Brightside

I have never been in the room with a rock star but I did meet Princess Margaret (of England) and her husband one time. Would it be kinda like that?


19 posted on 09/01/2007 6:44:08 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Mr. Brightside

This guy is truly as dumb as a box of fungus covered rocks!

LLS


20 posted on 09/01/2007 6:46:18 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: Mr. Brightside

George Clooney still believes that Russia helped Saddam save his secret BBQ sauce recipe in those convoys to Syria.


21 posted on 09/01/2007 6:51:55 AM PDT by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: saveliberty
His “Rock Star” made incredibly injudicious comments about essentially starting a war with Pakistan. There is no consistency among the hate-filled morons of Hollywood. If Clinton had started the Iraq war they would all be big fans right now. Guaranteed. It’s not in any way about policy or ideals. It’s 100% hatred of Republicans and what the left sees as the ‘preachy’ people telling them what to do. Ironically, self-important actors like him would be either jailed, stoned, or worse under an Islamic regime.
22 posted on 09/01/2007 6:52:16 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Mr. Brightside
Clooney, who banked a check for Obama at a private $1.3 million fundraiser in Beverly Hills last February, praised the U.S. senator for speaking out early against the Iraq war.
But with more than a year until the election, Clooney also said he liked Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Sen. John Edwards — and pondered whether former Vice President Al Gore might vie for the presidency again.

These Hollywood rat supporters and the rats, themselves, are caricatures of the of the ELITE they profess to be against. How anyone can feel "connected" with them even on a human level is beyond me. You know, I can see Duncan, Fred, Ron or even Mitt holding babies, shaking hands - doing all that stuff politicians are supposed to do in front of the crowds. I just can't picture it with ANY of the rats...they seem so untouchable and well... plastic.

23 posted on 09/01/2007 6:52:18 AM PDT by babyfreep (http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Mr. Brightside
......with a rock star. He walks into the world, and he takes your breath away. I'd love him to be president, quite honestly

Hey George, voting for a person because they take your breath away and are rock star like is a pretty low threshold for determining who will be the leader of the free world.

But if the truth be known, we don't really care what you think

Why not David Bowie or Mick Jagger for POTUS

I wonder if George has the same rock star feeling for the rocker Ted Nugent

24 posted on 09/01/2007 6:52:44 AM PDT by Popman (Nothing + Time + Chance = The Universe ---------------------Bridge in Brooklyn for sell - Cheap)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Maybe because Obama did a lot of drugs.


25 posted on 09/01/2007 6:53:46 AM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have .chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Yep, that’s what we need - another rock star - another BJ Clinton. Some say George Clooney is a star. I say he’s repulsive.


26 posted on 09/01/2007 6:54:18 AM PDT by SnarlinCubBear ("Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." -- Thomas Mann)
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To: Popman

“Why not David Bowie or Mick Jagger for POTUS”

Keith Richards?

Heeheehee-just kidding!


27 posted on 09/01/2007 6:57:01 AM PDT by Califreak (Go Hunter!)
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To: Ghengis
Read the section:

"Where did the WMD’s that weren’t found in Iraq go?"

Links, maps and satellite images

http://www.freedomsenemies.com/_more/bushliedWMD.htm

28 posted on 09/01/2007 6:58:28 AM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have .chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: Mr. Brightside

The only thing in this country that needs fixed is a massive brain transplant for all liberals. Put in some good common sense.


29 posted on 09/01/2007 6:59:03 AM PDT by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Actually, with the verbal blunders Mr. Obama has made recently I think of him as the “Blonde Candidate” - similar to Jessica Simpson or the Miss Teen contestant talking about the need for maps.


30 posted on 09/01/2007 7:01:21 AM PDT by Irish Queen (Nevada Gal)
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To: Mr. Brightside

99% of rock stars are idiots so yes George is correct.


31 posted on 09/01/2007 7:01:44 AM PDT by weef
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To: kjo
What did he study? "Smugness"?

Most "Hollywood" types buy their offspring's way into Brown, if they can't get in any place else.

32 posted on 09/01/2007 7:02:08 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Mr. Brightside
Barack Obama has the aura of a rock star, says George Clooney

Time for new reading glasses - the first time through that looked like "ears of a rock star". I'll run out later and upgrade the $12 specials.

33 posted on 09/01/2007 7:03:09 AM PDT by Bernard (The Fairness Doctrine should be applied to people who follow the rules to come to America legally)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Just had to see what George C. Looney was up to this time. Not surprised.


34 posted on 09/01/2007 7:04:52 AM PDT by LantzALot (Yes, itís my opinion. No, itís not humble.)
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To: babyfreep
"I just can't picture it with ANY of the rats...they seem so untouchable and well... plastic."

Y'know, that's true. I caught 30 seconds or so of a clip of Hitlery on "Larry King Live", reading joke responses from a sheet of paper. The woman seems to be too dumb to be capable of reading responses from a teleprompter. And STIFF. If she'd been any stiffer she would have reminded me of Al Gore doing a redwood imitation.

The woman is a GIGANTIC fraud.

35 posted on 09/01/2007 7:05:14 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: weef

Another “Useful idiot”.


36 posted on 09/01/2007 7:05:49 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Mr. Brightside

“You’ve been in a room once in a while with a rock star. He walks into the world, and he takes your breath away.

????????????????????????? Take your breath away becasue a rock star walked into a room???????? Georgie...you musnt’ have had much of a life. The only time I ever even came close to that assessment was when I was in the same room as the Great President Ronald Reagan. However, I was in absolute awe of this great man because of his accomplishments and what all he had done for this country. Rock Star? No way. President Reagan? Absolutely.


37 posted on 09/01/2007 7:08:15 AM PDT by cubreporter ( Rush has done more for our country from where he sits than anyone will ever know.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

PJ O’Rourke said something to the effect that liberals perceive themselves as an aristocracy— you don’t have to be rich, smart, honest, hardworking or reliable— you only need to be liberal.


38 posted on 09/01/2007 7:08:39 AM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for Tony and Jill Snow and their family.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
Fixing things, "that's what Americans have been really good at," he said.

Truman was a great "fixer-upper."

First he withdrew our troops from S. Korea and cut our defense budget to its bare bones. North Korea invaded and occupied most of S. Korea.

To fix that "invasion" problem, Truman sent our underprepared, undermanned and undersupplied troops back to S. Korea, to win back its freedom. Six months later things were looking bad in Korea.

To fix the problem of "things looking bad," the Truman administration imposed the severest wartime censorship in memory.

To fix the problem of undermanned troops, Truman revved up the military draft.

39 posted on 09/01/2007 7:10:19 AM PDT by syriacus (If the US troops had remained in S. Korea in 1949, there would have been no Korean War (1950-53))
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Keenan: I noticed it on the computer this morning. Look here. [a satellite map is shown, with a closeup window over it. There’s smug everywhere] This is the smug over South Park. It’s... getting bigger and gaining strength.

Cartman: [clearly doesn’t know what’s happening] The smug?

Keenan: The smug is getting so massive that it’s moving west... and fusing with the San Francisco smug... Here. [points to the smug over the California-Nevada border, near Reno] These two smug clouds are combining, fueling each other. [moves his hand over the hurricane-like formation over the Nevada-Utah border] Now take a look at this. [moves his hand towards Southern California. A small cell is moving northward]

Stan: What is that?

Keenan: It’s the smug from George Clooney’s acceptance speech at the Academy Awards.

Stan: George Clooney’s acceptance speech?

Keenan: Did you hear it? He talked about how people in Hollywood are ahead of the curve on social mattes. He even took credit for the Civil Rights movement -Look!! The point is... the smug from his acceptance speech has been slowly drifting north since he gave it... and is headed straight for the supercell. The South Park and San Francisco smug is already at critical mass. If it gets hit by George Clooney’s acceptance speech, it will be a disaster of epic proportions. The perfect storm... of self-satisfaction.

Ranger McFriendly: We’ve got to tell the townspeople! South Park still has a chance to make it through the storm!

Stan: What about San Francisco?

Keenan: [with gravity] Kid, thanks to your gay little song, there’s not gonna be a San Francisco.


40 posted on 09/01/2007 7:10:38 AM PDT by nhoward14
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To: Mr. Brightside
Clooney: Obama's like a rock star

Caipirabob: Clooney's like an actor...without all the talent.

41 posted on 09/01/2007 7:13:38 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Califreak
Keith Richards?

A positive thing about Keith Richards as POTUS is any assassination attempt would be useless, we couldn't tell whether he is dead or not.

42 posted on 09/01/2007 7:16:45 AM PDT by Popman (Nothing + Time + Chance = The Universe ---------------------Bridge in Brooklyn for sell - Cheap)
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/obscure?

43 posted on 09/01/2007 7:18:48 AM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: Mr. Brightside

Yes mr. clooney (rhymes with loony) lets bow down to a born Muslim. Its well known that once a Muslim always a Muslim regardless of the denials by Obama or loony.


44 posted on 09/01/2007 7:23:25 AM PDT by hgro (Jerry Riversd)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Like he’s like a rock star alright . . . empty headed except for the drugs.


45 posted on 09/01/2007 7:25:38 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Mr. Brightside

The drumbeat of a Democrat groupie.


46 posted on 09/01/2007 7:25:44 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Mr. Brightside
I see the AllPuke rag is carrying Osama's...oops meant Obama's water!
48 posted on 09/01/2007 7:40:06 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Mr. Brightside

Obama seems to be gaining traction, though. I’ve seen a surprising number of t-shirts and bumper stickers in my area supporting Obama. Nothing supporting Mrs. Clinton.


49 posted on 09/01/2007 7:41:30 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("Being normal is not necessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage.")
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