Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Top Level Adviser

Remember the stories of Barack Obama having an e-mail relationship with Scarlett Johansson? (OK, full disclosure, if she would only answer me, and drop the restraining orders, I would have an e-mail relationship with her too) Now we read:

Democratic Party insiders have revealed that Clooney and Obama regularly send texts and emails to each other and speak by phone at least twice a week.

One said last night: ‘They are extremely close. A number of members of the Hollywood community, including Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, offered to help raise funds for Barack but it was with George that he struck up this amazing affinity.

‘George has been giving him advice on things such as presentation, public speaking and body language and he also emails him constantly about policy, especially the Middle East.

‘George is pushing him to be more “balanced” on issues such as US relations with Israel.

'George is pro-Palestinian. And he is also urging Barack to withdraw unconditionally from Iraq if he wins.

Is this a pattern? Are all the O's advisers movie stars? Maybe that's why he thinks that properly inflating tires can save as much oil as we would gain by the proposed new drilling. I think it's time that someone in the Obama campaign informed the candidate that making a movie on a subject does not make you an expert on that subject. Clooney is an expert on the movies he's made; he's not an expert on the Middle East.