It would take a dried up mummyfied funny bone to not get a laugh while watching
Clint's rare slap stick comedy act. It reminded, one of the older
generation, of the lost art of vaudeville - funny, satirical often with
pantomime for the sole purpose of getting a laugh while sensing the irony. For
those who did not enjoy and laugh - the poorer you are. but be comforted - your
laugh would most likely come when the shoe is on the other foot at the upcoming
Clint's speech writer was reaching for the less educated members of our
society and I think he did a good job. People who don't know the facts eat
this stuff up like candy. Classy response from President Obama --
"This chair is taken".
I think the above remarks say it all. Well done Rikitikitavi, Canada and
Springville's Claudio! Couldn't agree more. Eastwood talking to the
empty chair metaphor was stunning!
Of course, the DN leaves out the details of the speech, such as the
throat-slashing gesture made by Mr. Eastwood when saying we "have to let em
(our leaders) go" if they don't do their job, implying the President
was a high school teenager who hadn't learned how to speak in words larger
than four letters, the fact that Mitt Romney is also a lawyer (with a J.D. from
the same school as the President), or that the 23 million unemployed number is
indeed nearly double the actual amount.They also leave out the
objective reporting that several of the Romney campaign's top officials
were seen visibly wincing during Mr. Eastwood's "performance."
They also neglected to mention that many politicians, journalists, and citizens
from both parties remarked that the "improv" was especially damaging as
it followed the well-produced introduction video about Mr. Romney and kept that
film from being broadcast in primetime coverage.But hey, great work
DN! I feel like you told the gist of the news!
“ If they don’t do the job, you gotta let em go”. If Romney
wins the election, that line will immortalize Clint Eastwood more than,
“make my day”!
I firmly believe the "empty chair" is a fitting metaphor of the empty
leadership currently in the oval office and such a stark reality as compared to
the proven leadership of one Mitt Romney.