Meet Obama's newest Middle East advisor

All campaigns have hangers-on, groupies, overly enthusiastic volunteers - the flotsam and jetsam of political junkies and true believers who seem to be underfoot and offering unsolicited and unwelcome advice on a number of issues.

But Obama's campaign weirdly seems to embrace some of these folks and take them seriously. Nutcases like Father Michael Pfleger and Jeremy Wright were brought into the campaign inner circle and allowed to advise the candidate.

Now we hear from the Daily Mail that Obama is actually in regular communication with actor George Clooney about such matters as how to present himself in public and body language. If this is as far as Clooney's advice went, Obama would be grateful that such a superstar celebrity had graciously imparted his wisdom on such subjects.

But apparently, Clooney's advice extended into areas that make Obama look like a fool for listening; the Middle East and Iraq:

Sources say the actor has tried to hide the pair's friendship for fear his Left-wing views and playboy image would hurt the Presidential hopeful's bid for the White House.

But Democratic Party insiders have revealed that Clooney and Obama regularly send texts and emails to each other and speak by phone at least twice a week.

One said last night: ‘They are extremely close. A number of members of the Hollywood community, including Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, offered to help raise funds for Barack but it was with George that he struck up this amazing affinity.

‘George has been giving him advice on things such as presentation, public speaking and body language and he also emails him constantly about policy, especially the Middle East.

‘George is pushing him to be more "balanced" on issues such as US relations with Israel.

'George is pro-Palestinian. And he is also urging Barack to withdraw unconditionally from Iraq if he wins.
Clooney is hosting a $10,000 per plate fundraising event for Barack Obama in the Swiss Alps after Barack Obama's Hawaiian idyll.
The candidate has 300 foriegn policy advisors from academia, from government, and from the best think tanks around. He's got ex-State Department, ex-Military, ex-CIA, and ex-Executive Branch hires deluging him with policy papers and advice.

And he turns to George Clooney for advice on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Maybe Obama should make the Hollywood star an ambassador. Just think of the glamor, the glitz, the glow of celebrity from having Clooney in his Administration.

Think of the catastrophe...

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky

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