I Told You About Eastwood a Month Ago on the Huffington Post!

On August 6th, Huffington Post ran a post I wrote about Clint Eastwood -- about how I intensely disliked him personally and as a Republican icon.
09/04/2012 04:06 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017
Actor-director Clint Eastwood speaks to the audience at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 30, 2012 on th
Actor-director Clint Eastwood speaks to the audience at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 30, 2012 on the last day of the Republican National Convention (RNC). The RNC culminates today with the formal nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the GOP presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the US presidential election. AFP PHOTO Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)


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On August 6th, Huffington Post ran a post I wrote (here) about Clint Eastwood -- about how I intensely disliked him personally and as a Republican icon. I gave a long, definitive statement outlining my reasons. I received many vitriolic comments on that story, as well as favorable ones. Then, on the closing night of the Republican convention last week, that toddering old man came onstage and shot himself in the foot forever. Mary McNamara headlined in the Los Angeles Times, "Did Clint Tarnish His Film Legacy?" and answered firmly in the positive. You'll recall that Clint spoke to an empty chair supposedly holding President Obama, including several off-color, bad jokes. By the way, the 'empty chair' gimmick was something I remember seeing first years ago from a comic, Morey Amsterdam, on The Late Show, while Stella Adler always used it in her dramatic teaching class. So you will forgive me if I play a little tune on my whistle touting the fact that I had his measure long before anyone else dared do so. And, in case you missed the original article, you can find it below, so enjoy. And tip your hat to the Huffington Post for publishing my post where I called the shot four weeks ago.