Friday, January 13, 2006

George Clooney Says He Ruined Kerry's Chances

KERRY'S CHANCES RUINED BY CLOONEY

GEORGE CLOONEY

Movie star GEORGE CLOONEY is convinced he ruined JOHN KERRY's chances in the race for US president in 2004 - by snubbing an invitation and hurting his feelings.

The OCEAN'S TWELVE actor was one of several screen stars invited to ride on Kerry's election train, but it all went downhill for the Democrat when Clooney stayed away.

He recalls, "Kerry asked me to ride on his train - he had a train going cross-country after he was nominated and some actors went on board.

"I called him and explained that I couldn't do it.

"I'd hurt him. I'd actually caused him harm at the polls."

3 Comments:

Blogger NV Mojo said...

Well, it certainly couldn't have hurt anything if George Clooney had gone along for the ride ...

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actors sometimes say stupid things however sometimes they defy common sense. And sometimes they seem to cross the line of logic itself. It is absurd to think that an actor like Mr. Clooney could have even the slightest say in how people vote. Obviously Mr. Clooney knows nothing about the voting public or the role political candidates have to play.
Mr. Clooney could not help his own father win a Democratic seat in Congress in 2004, I doubt if showing up on the campaign trail with Senator Kerry would have made the slightest difference.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous SandyG said...

I’m not sure where this story that George Clooney lost the campaign for Kerry came from; seems that if he did indeed say it - it’s so over the top and so outrageous – it’s obviously a joke. I’m thinking it could be a case of someone misunderstanding of what George actually said when explaining WHY he didn’t join Kerry on the train, etc. Perceptions are a funny thing. Listen to it for yourself, from George’s mouth, so to speak:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4963561

If that doesn’t work, go to www.npr.org , click on the program Fresh Air, then search for George Clooney. It’s the interview that aired 10/18/2005.
It’s about 15 minutes into the interview.

7:00 PM  

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