I'm not sure what the fuss is about. An old white guy delivers a 12-minute rambling screed about the Barack Obama that lives in their heads; how is this different from 95 percent of the speeches delivered by Obama's detractors?
True, addressing an empty chair, as Clint Eastwood did, makes things a bit more interesting, but it's all part of political theater. Just not sure that "Fringe Festival" was the kind of political theater Mitt Romney was looking for…
Clint Eastwood to empty chair, on Afghanistan
"You thought the war in Afghanistan was OK. I mean, you thought that was something that was worth doing. We didn’t check with the Russians to see how they did there for 10 years. But we did it."
That's 100% more mentions of Afghanistan policy than in Romney's speech.
Clint Eastwood speaking to an empty chair — cannot emphasize enough, an empty chair — on the environment
"I think if you just kind of stepped aside and Mr. Romney can kind of take over. You can still use the plane. Though maybe a smaller one, not that big gas one when you're going around to colleges and talking about student loans and stuff like that. You're an ecological man. Why would you want to drive that truck around? OK."
"I'm not going to shut up. It's my turn."
Clint Eastwood on Invisible Obama's foul mouth
"What do you mean, 'Shut up?'"
"What do you want me to tell Romney? I can't tell him to do that to himself. You're getting as bad as Biden."
Now I'm just angry that the other speakers refused to acknowledge Invisible Obama. He was sitting there the whole time!
Tags: Clint Eastwood, Hollywood, Republican National Convention