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Clint Eastwood: 'Irritated lefties [but] was aiming for people in the middle'
Clint Eastwood, who recently performed the most famous dialogue in history with a chair, expalined to his hometown paper that in his speech at the Republican National Convention “I had three points I wanted to make. That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job. But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.”
Check out this piece in the Carmel Pine Cone; the chair, by the way, declined comment.
Another quick outtake from the Pine Cone:
“There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down,” Eastwood said. “When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I’ll just put the stool out there and I’ll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn’t keep all of the promises he made to everybody.” He asked a stagehand to take it out to the lectern while he was being announced. “The guy said, ‘You mean you want it at the podium?’ and I said, ‘No, just put it right there next to it.’”
The piece cites a lot of media backlash but - for the record, humble though it may be - I was a huge supporter of the speech, and thought it wasn't only a highpoint of the convention but one of the great moments in convention TV history. Dirty Harry has nothing to apologize for....