It was scary there for a while, but it's going to be okay. 'Courageous' George Clooney, the man who speaks truth to power with films such as Syriana and Good Night and Good Luck, will be around to produce his leftist propaganda for a while longer.
Clooney and girlfriend Sarah Larson were injured yesterday when the star's motorcycle was hit by a car in New Jersey. A Weehawken police officer said Clooney tried to pass on the right a car that was preparing to make a right turn, suggesting the accident was Clooney's fault.
The story is filed under the 'Entertainment' section of the BBC News website, and I certainly found it entertaining. But perish the thought that holier-than-thou George might have transgressed. According to his spokesman, who wasn't there:
"The car signalled left. George was riding to the right. The driver decided to make an abrupt right turn and clipped George."
Doubtless Clooney will interpret the incident as a metaphor for the political battle raging over America's soul. If the nation as a whole turns right, whether abruptly or less so, when it really ought to be turning left, then bad things will happen, especially to politically active Hollywood types.
And the police will cover everything up.
Related: The wisdom of James Caan (HT: Instapundit).