Why George Clooney won't run for the presidency
Actor George Clooney is not shy about his politics. The Democrat and humanitarian activist says a run for office is not in his future -- and bongs play a big part in that decision.
"I didn't live my life in the right way for politics, you know," he tells Newsweek. "I f--ked too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that's the truth."
Clooney, who plays a presidential candidate in the upcoming movie "The Ides of March," says a politician would "start from the beginning by saying, 'I did it all. I drank the bong water. Now let's talk about issues.'"
He quipped, "That's gonna be my campaign slogan: 'I drank the bong water'?"
Hollywood's heartthrob, by the way, is the son of Nick Clooney, who unsuccessfully ran in 2004 for a Kentucky House of Representatives seat as a Democrat.