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George Clooney urged to run for president

11-07-2011 11:03 BJT

George Clooney's father thinks the Hollywood star would make a great US president.

A photo of George Clooney.

Although "The Ides of March" actor has previously ruled out running for the top job in American politics, his father Nick - who failed in his own attempt to be elected to Kentucky's 4th Congressional District in 2004 - wishes his son would change his mind because he thinks he would be a "great public servant".

Speaking on "The John Murray Show" on Ireland's RTE Radio One, Nick said: "I don't know whether [George] will even run for president. I know he closely followed my race for the US House of Representatives in Kentucky but he didn't like what he saw. He understands compromise but I don't think he's comfortable with the level of compromise involved in politics. My guess is he will not run for elective office although I do hope I'm wrong as I think he would make a great public servant.

Nick - who has had a successful career as a journalist - also revealed he doesn't mind being referred to as George's father because he is used to having a famous sister, the singer Rosemary Clooney.

The 77 year old said: "I don't mind being referred to as George's Dad, I had plenty of training, I was known as Rosemary's brother for a long time before this."

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: China Daily

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