Thursday, April 07, 2011

George Clooney's Charity Kills In Sudan

...and I mean literally. Andrea Peyser in the New York Post brings it:

George Clooney discovered Sudan as a tool for cleansing guilt at Oscar time...

"You really do campaign, like kissing babies. So by the time it's over, you sort of want to do something that makes you feel better," he told Newsweek.

Road trip! Traveling to war-torn Africa, the actor gave money to a village for a well, huts and a community center. "A year later, the next-door villagers -- who wanted water and shelter -- ended up killing some of the people to get to that well and to get to that shelter," he admitted. "Sometimes helping is not throwing money at a problem."

But hey - his intentions were good, right? And isn't that all that matters to the liberal heart - making themselves feel better about themselves, thus giving them the opportunity for public moral preening, especially when it comes to comparing themselves to those nasty Republicans, Tea Partiers, and other assorted wingnuts?

Clooney at least has the decency to admit their may be a flaw in the game plan. But let's see who he supports come 2012. That'll tell you whether he actually learned anything from being an accessory to murder, or if he is willing to sell his morality for continued huzzahs at Hollywood cocktail parties...

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