Clint and the Chair

I have only seen two Clint Eastwood movies in their entirety: Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) and Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974). Actually, I didn’t really see Thunderbolt and Lightfoot in its original form since it was an edited-for-TV version on PBS. Still, I basically like Clint Eastwood. I only wish that his RNC appearance could have been more dignified. Or would that have even been possible at that event?

Oh, that chair. The Old Man and the Seat, as Jon Stewart referred to the debacle.

I think Roger Ebert’s tweet best sums up the conundrum of Eastwood’s chair-centric speech: “Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic. He didn’t need to do this to himself. It’s unworthy of him.”

I’m just hoping that the DNC can trot out a different 82-year-old male celebrity. Maybe Ed Asner, John McMartin, Christopher Plummer, Tommy Rall, Robert Loggia, Rod Taylor, Gene Hackman, Robert Wagner, John Astin, Bradford Dillman, Clive Revill, Paul Mazursky, Robert Evans, Burt Kwouk and Sean Connery can clear their schedules.


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