Sunday, September 02, 2012

Eastwood - Because A Friend Asked

I wasn't going to get into the criticisms of Clint Eastwood's comments at the Republican convention, but since a friend asked I will have my say.

I loved it.  What better metaphor for an empty suit than an empty chair.

True, he stumbled over his delivery and you had to listen but if you did, oh did he say things that needed to be said!  No one has taken Obama to task for unkept promises and plain ineptitude quite like it.

Don't forget he ad libbed it.  How well could the talking heads do without their scripts under the same circumstances.  They were well primed to find fault.

Let's consider content over delivery. Risque?  Poor taste?  Only to the holier than thou types.  Obviously they were in the minority in the live audience.  They appeared to love it.

Call him all the disparaging things you can think of.  Tell him how he's embarrassed himself.  Deny anything he said was true.

Then go out and get a life.  It was fun.  It was a nice break from the rubber stamp speeches that came before and after.  At worst he brought to mind Presidential failings and told us it's perfectly okay to fire the guy.  At best, he made my day.


Margie's Musings said...

I really like Clint Eastwood but I thought his behavior was bazaar.

Mari Meehan said...

I thought it was shtick and no one understood it.

Anonymous said...

Will respectfully sit this one out, because I am a hugh Clint Eastwood fan, so couldn't possibly be objective in my remarks about his grand performance.

Anonymous said...

If you actually meant that Clint Eastwood was an empty suit talking to a chair as a prop in front of an audience full of empty suits. Then yeah, he was truly hilarious all right.