Let's get this out of the way early--I'm a big George Clooney fan. I like the movies he does and I gotta believe his private life is the very definition of fun. But I can't stand his politics. Garden variety lefty stuff, nothing too over the top, but amplified by his very obvious fame.
So he comes to DC this week, ostensibly to attend the dinner in honor (hounour?) of the British Prime Minister, and for good measure, he joins in a protest at the Sudanese Embassy, for which he (and his father) are predictably arrested.
How wonderful it must be to have the leisure time to be gratuitously arrested, knowing that you'd spend a few easy hours signing autographs and getting iPhone photos with the staff at the jail. How nice it must be to have the option to get arrested and to know full well that no other part of your life would suffer as a result. You would not lose a security clearance; you would not lose your job; you would not be brought before a board of some kind to answer for your actions. Nothing. In fact, you probably get a career bump out of it.
I realize Mr. Clooney supports various causes and I give him all due credit for it. But we're not talking "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" level stuff here, folks.