At the Republican convention last night, Clint Eastwood made jaws drop by talking to an empty chair–no, not one of the ones from the theater for his last movie.
It was supposed to represent Obama, who was invisible (though I’m pretty sure I heard him cackling from miles away) as the Oscar winner taunted the Prez, criticized him, and no doubt returned him to Ikea afterwards.
And the twitter boards lit up like it was the Jerry Lewis telethon.
Tweeted Adam Levine: “Clint Eastwood has gone f-king nutterbutters yo”
Bill Maher: “Wow. Who knew Clint Eastwood was such a down the line rightwing a-hole?”
And Jason Biggs: “Clint Eastwood talking to a non-responsive stool sorta sums up Christianity in a nutshell, huh Republicans?”
Hey, Clint: Sit down!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 31, 2012