Ben Affleck on the possibility of running for office someday, in a September interview with GQ, which was released for the first time this afternoon: "In terms of my level of interest it just gets to a point where I just want to take a shower ... If you are a candidate, or if you are in Congress or if you're in the Senate or wherever you are, you're running across the street to constantly dial for dollars ... It is just fucking toxic and poisonous and inappropriate ... It's [a] horrendous way to live. You know, your family and blah blah blah ... So, no, the answer is: I don't want to run for office."
Affleck in a new interview with Face the Nation, set to air on Sunday, on rumors that he could run for John Kerry's soon-to-be-open Senate seat: "Well, one never knows. I'm not one to get into conjecture. I do have a great fondness and admiration for the political process in this country ... But I'm not going to get into speculation about my political future."