According to the piece, “Clooney and Obama regularly send texts and emails to each other and speak by phone at least twice a week,” discussing everything from presentation and public speaking tips to…Middle East policy. (Obama isn’t a celebrity
, but I guess some of his best advisors are?) “George is pushing him to be more ‘balanced’ on issues such as US relations with Israel,” an anonymous source tells the paper. “George is pro-Palestinian. And he is also urging Barack to withdraw unconditionally from Iraq if he wins.” The source continues:
It’s a very risky relationship. His hope of becoming America’s first black President depends heavily on winning over conservative voters and it would be suicidal for him to be perceived as a tool of a Hollywood Leftie, which is how they regard George. But they text and email each other almost every day and speak on the phone at least a couple of times a week, often more.
Okay, okay, we get it; text and email almost every day, lots of phone. Alas, Clooney “has tried to keep the true extent of their involvement out of the Press because he is frightened of alienating voters.”