April 5, 2011
Detroit, Part II
George Clooney, Griswold Street, Detroit.
Driving around downtown Detroit, we noticed a corner storefront done up as a campaign office, with camera crews buzzing around outside. In the window were posters, reminiscent of Shepard Fairey’s Obama, except the face on them was clearly George Clooney’s. As it turns out, Clooney was in town directing and starring in a movie, The Ides of March, about — you guessed it — a political campaign. It’s fiction. But, given the opportunity, I’d vote for Clooney. Wouldn’t you?