George Clooney's engagement seemed the ultimate romantic gesture until you think about the fact that maaaaaybe he had ulterior motives. Clooney has always had an interest in politics, and now it appears he very well might run for governor of California. After all, California likes to elect actors, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan. Life & Style reports that the Democratic party (you didn't think it would be the Republicans, did you?) is seriously considering George as their man for 2016.
A source said:
Democrats are looking for the perfect successor to [current governor Jerry Brown], and George is interested. He has it all: He’s a handsome movie star with a social conscience who has used his fame for human-rights causes
Erm, well, yes, it's very important to be handsome when you're governor! (??)
But as weird as it seems when California elects actors, it's not that weird. The movie industry is one of the biggest in the state. Why not elect someone who is part of the state's major industry, which employs hundreds of thousands of people?
But the Dem party is also impressed about something else -- the fact that ol' playa George is finally settling down. The source said:
They are thrilled George is going to be married, because they think a married George will be taken a whole lot more seriously than perpetual-bachelor George.
And I'm guessing George married to a brunette lawyer will be taken more seriously than George married to a blonde bombshell. It's just like the plot of Legally Blonde! In fact, the Dems reportedly called her a "dream" First Lady.
I'm not saying George doesn't love Amal Alamuddin, but sometimes timing is everything.
Do you think George would make a good governor? Do you think he proposed to Amal for this?
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