Monday, September 3, 2012

The Wisdom of Clint

 There's a fine line that celebrities tread when they enter the political melee. Just ask Barbra Streisand and Jane Fonda. Or perhaps Clint Eastwood. The venerable star of spaghetti westerns, violent Dirty Harry flicks, and chimp comedies eventually became a first-rate director with two
Oscars for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. As he aged, he seemed to be the wise sage of Hollywood, but then he spoke at the GOP convention and wisdom, judgment, and good taste flew out the window.

There he was talking to an empty chair which he addressed as Barack Obana. In a rambling, distasteful, and disrespectful diatribe, Eastwood figuratively told the President to go ¥£€%# himself.
 He also lit into Vice-President Joe Biden, calling the experienced legislator a "joke."  It's one thing for comics, cartoonists and professional muckrakers to rant against their foes. But it is quite another for a special guest at a national convention to do so and to so in a non- sensical, boorish manner. Dirty Harry has really blown 'em away this time. And he doesn't have the last laugh.

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