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And Now... The Latest In Non-Candidacy

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Pre-coverage (or pre-pre coverage as the case may be of an event two years from now) of the 2008 presidential election has included its fair share of Hillary-Clinton-will-she-or-won't-she-and-what-might-that-be-like stories. Not to mention the running (and ever-changing) lists of potential White House hopefuls.

Which brings us to the latest incisive barometer of politics: documentation of those non-politicians who probably aren't running for office. Apparently, George Clooney is not interested in such a career. But as far as the Associated Press is concerned, he "sure sounded like a politician" when he "shrugged off suggestions Monday that he might run for political office." Clooney's appearance at "an event where Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation aimed at helping stop genocidal violence in the Darfur region of Sudan," was apparently enough to set of alarms that Clooney was considering a run for office. And the fact that Clooney thinks his name on a ballot is "a bad idea," was enough to generate a news story -- one that's getting moved on news sites all over the Web. No news, it seems, is good news.

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