Bye, George: Clooney holds a brief chat with the press as he exits the White House after meeting with Obama and Biden on Monday night.
George Clooney made his admiration for Barack Obama apparent long before he was elected president, so now that Obama’s officially installed at the White House, Clooney has come a’knockin’—but this wasn’t a celebrity play date. Instead, the actor was there to talk to Obama and Vice President Joe Biden about what he thinks needs to happen in Darfur.
The Christian Science Monitor:
After touring Darfur refugee camps in eastern Chad last week, Hollywood heartthrob and two-time “sexiest man alive” George Clooney met separately with both President Obama and Vice President Biden on Monday night.
Mr. Clooney says he urged the two to seize the opportunity for Darfur peace that he says could arise with the International Criminal Court’s decision next week on whether to issue an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on war crimes charges.
Clooney then told reporters that Mr. Obama would appoint [a] high-level, full-time envoy to Darfur.