Speaking to Invisible Obama last night, in a performance that seemed to have been written by Timothy Leary and performed by Cheech & Chong, Clint Eastwood was able to drive home to tens of millions of viewers the central message of this year's Republican National Convention: "We Are Delusional and Detached from Reality. Vote for Us!"And then there's this telling tale:
The footage of Eastwood rambling and mumbling to his "Harvey" - President Obama - will be played to audiences a hundred years from now as the Most Bizarre Convention Moment Ever.
The people of the future will know nothing about Dirty Harry or Josey Wales or a Million Dollar Baby. They WILL know about the night a crazy old man hijacked a national party's most important gathering so he could tell the President to literally go do something to himself (i.e. f*ck himself). ... [Eastwood] completely upended and redefined how he'll be remembered by younger and future generations.
A few years ago, at the annual National Board of Review film awards ... I was there to hand out one of the honors.Dirty Harry, making Mitt Romney's day.
When it came time for Eastwood to accept his, he went up to the microphone and growled to me in front of the audience, "If you ever show up at my house with that camera, I'll shoot you on sight."
The audience laughed, I laughed, but the person who issued the threat wasn't laughing.
I think Moore is right; Eastwood has painted himself into a corner he'll never got out of, and painted his legacy in there with him.
Sometimes it's horrifying when the mask falls.
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