Clint Eastwood & the Empty Chair

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Interesting local paper tells Eastwood's story about his speech.
source: ...

After a quick trip through airport-style security, he was taken to a Green Room, where Archbishop Dolan of New York sought him out to say hello. Then he was taken backstage to wait for his cue. And that was when inspiration struck.

“There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down,” Eastwood said. “When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I’ll just put the stool out there and I’ll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn’t keep all of the promises he made to everybody.”

He asked a stagehand to take it out to the lectern while he was being announced.

“The guy said, ‘You mean you want it at the podium?’ and I said, ‘No, just put it right there next to it.’”

Then, with the theme song from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” as a musical introduction, and a huge picture of him as Josey Wales as the backdrop, Eastwood walked out to tremendous applause.

“The audience was super enthusiastic, and it’s always great when they’re with you instead of against you,” he said.



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Seth says

Mark de LA says

Mark de LA says
No wonder the chair is empty:
Source: ... More to the point, Daniels has information that the Romney campaign needs to know and needs to talk about: President Barack Obama has apparently been using a fraudulent Social Security number for the last 25 years.
... it does deserve an answer instead of the usual Obama smoke screen.

Mark de LA says

Just 'Eastwooding'...

I have an old broken swivel chair that I want to get rid of. It has no casters on it. I wonder if I would get in trouble if I put it out front with a sign on it -