Friday, August 31, 2012

Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention

This speech has stirred up loads of comment and controversy.

Eastwood delivers his speech to an "Invisible Obama" seated next to him.

It's intended as comedy, comes off a bit rough and unrehearsed in places, but Clint get a few genuine laughs and delivered the message he wanted to get across.

Reactions to the speech are predictable along party lines - Republicans like it and Democrats insulting it.

In some expected cases, like from MSNBC pinhead commentators Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton,  they claim it was an embarrassment, but not too many sane people reacted that strongly.

The Republicans had one of the great icons of film history speaking, you can see it below and judge for yourself:

2 comments:

Skippy Stalin said...

So I take it that the conservative exhortation to for celebrities to "shut up and sing" are now to be considered, in Ron Ziegler's words, "inoperative?"

I hate missing those votes.

Richard K said...

Clint's never been much of a singer - Paint your Wagon notwithstanding..or withstanding..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn8YubD01sk