While most of the known universe seems to agree that Clint Eastwood's RNC speech was, at best, way off-message and, at worst, embarrassing for everyone involved, Bill Maher took a moment on Friday's "Real Time" to defend the veteran actor and director.

After all, Maher is a comedian so he knows what it's like to bomb in front of an audience. From where he was sitting, Eastwood did anything but bomb.

Check out Maher's defense above and let us know if you agree. For more commentary on what Eastwood's performance really says about the RNC, check out Jon Stewart's gleeful yet scathing assessment.

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