The arrest today in Washington, D.C. of George Clooney (along with his dad Nick) at the Sudanese Embassy is obviously a case of big-time celebrity being used to focus attention on an obscure and horrific situation that warrants everyone’s attention and then some. Bravo. Political-minded celebs should show this kind of moxie more often.

Update: Clooney and frieds are out of jail and free on bail. TMZ says Clooney only had to post $100.