With all of the political scandals going around – from Mark Sanford and Blago to Elliot Spitzer and John Edwards – it’s refreshing to hear actor George Clooney’s response to running for public office.
An advocate of many social goods (most notably the plight of the African nations), he’s up-front about his chances of ever winning a post and easily admits that he hasn’t led the right sort of life to pass public scrutiny. In fact, jokingly, he suggested his campaign slogan would be, “I drank the bong water.”
Wouldn’t if be nice if more fallen politicians would just admit when they do stumble morally, and let us all try to move on? It would be much better than the deny, deny, deny — like we’re all so oblivious. After all, this is 2011 and there’s this thing called the Internet. The days of political life behind closed-doors is way past. Just a thought. But is that what politics is all about?