And nor should he. The local Carmel paper interviews Clint Eastwood about his RNC appearance. (I am guessing the pine cones are Monterey pines.)
In any case that was NO rambling distracted fool. That was an actor, with some strong personal views, and when you read that article you realize what incredible skills he has.
“I had three points I wanted to make,” Eastwood said. “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.”
Mission utterly accomplished.
And as he sits in the Green Room:
“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.’”
If only the Great Windbag could improvise so well. But the Great Windbag is a lot less smart than Clint Eastwood, judging from this.
Moreover, unlike the Great Windbag, Eastwood is incredibly self-aware:
As he wrapped up his remarks, he was aware his presentation was “very unorthodox,” but that was his intent from the beginning, even if some people weren’t on board.
“They’ve got this crazy actor who’s 82 years old up there in a suit,” he said. “I was a mayor, and they’re probably thinking I know how to give a speech, but even when I was mayor I never gave speeches. I gave talks.”
As we always say, read the whole thing. It is worth the read. Rowdy Yates lives!