George Clooney Esquire Magazine January 2012 George Clooney is on the cover of the January issue of Esquire Magazine, which hits newsstands on December 20th. In his interview with the mag he chats about marriage and and how he adopted a dog by rubbing turkey meatballs on his shoes to make sure the dog would love to him when they first met, politics and much more.Check out some highlights below:On his dog Einstein: “I guess he’s part cocker spaniel or something. I got him out of a shelter about a year and a half ago. I was looking for a dog because I hadn’t had one for a while — and I wanted one that was house-trained. I’m just terrible at house-training dogs. So I go online and see Einstein. They had a whole film about him. It was actually really sweet. You see him all beat up and shit in the shelter, and they show how they cleaned him up. God, I love this dog.”On not putting money in the stock market: “To me that’s like Vegas without the dancing girls — none of the fun, no gambling or dancing or drinking — and you don’t get to participate. So I paid off my house in cash when I could. It’s about having a foundation for when things go bad. I still have that mentality. When things go badly, I’ll have this piece of land I can sell first, and then I have this piece of land I can sell second. You always think that way.”On being asked a lot about getting into politics: “Take a look at politics. You tell me what seems appealing about that.”The January issue is the “What I’ve Learned” Issue and also features interviews with Joe Biden and Vanna White.