Obama Loves Eastwood
President Obama says he's a huge Clint Eastwood fan and wasn't offended by his performance at the RNC.
President Obama says he’s a huge Clint Eastwood fan and wasn’t offended by his performance at the RNC.
USA Today (“Obama, a ‘huge’ Clint Eastwood fan, not offended by skit“):
President Obama wants to make it clear that, in his own words, “I am a huge Clint Eastwood fan.”
“He is a great actor, and an even better director,” the president said in an interview with USA TODAY aboard Air Force One, on his way to campaign rallies in Iowa Saturday. “I think the last few movies that he’s made have been terrific.”
However, Obama seemed less eager to review Eastwood’s latest performance, on stage at the Republican National Convention Thursday. The 82-year-old Hollywood icon preceded Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney with a rambling 12-minute improvisation that included a rude “interview” with an empty chair purportedly occupied by an invisible Obama.
Was he offended?
“One thing about being president or running for president — if you’re easily offended, you should probably choose another profession.”
Given that it completely hijacked the last night of the his opponent’s convention, including his “speech of a lifetime,” I’m guessing Eastwood is in line for a Presidential Medal of Freedom if Obama’s re-elected.