Bluegrass Embarrassment: George cLooney
Kentucky native George cLooney may be a good actor (we don't know, none of us are avid moviegoers and among us we aren't sure we have ever seen cLooney on screen) and he may make the ladies' hearts flutter with his rugged good looks, but that doesn't change the fact that he's a political idiot and he embarrasses himself and his hone state every time he opens his mouth and says something that hasn't been written for him to say.
Kentucky's media was all a-fuss over cLooney's appearance in Maysville earlier this week for the premiere of his latest movie. That reminded us of the dumb liberal comments he's made over the years.
And who can forget cLooney's comments in the wake of 9/11 that celebrities who lend their names to various charities don't have a moral obligation to ensure that the charity is on the up-and-up and is honest and above-board about where the proceeds go? Bill O'Reilly tore cLooney a new one repeatedly over that.
Liberal tendencies run in cLooney's family. His father, Nick, is semi-famous in his own right but wasn't able to cash in on his popularity in the Cincinnati television market to defeat Republican Congressman Geoff Davis a few years ago. Nick is a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame and his induction prompted one fellow honoree, a staunch Republican to say that the elder cLooney's inclusion cheapened his own induction.
Looney cLooney -- that's why we write his last name as "cLooney" instead of "Clooney." His outlandish liberal philosophies don't mesh with the attitudes held by the residents of his home state, many of whom turned out to see his appearance in Maysville.
Perhaps they should have held up signs saying, "'Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."
Everytime cLooney spouts off on politics or current events, he shames his home state. He needs to stick to what the script writers prepare for him to say when he's acting.