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Posted by on Sep 15, 2012 in Guest Contributor, Mental Health, Politics, USA Presidential Election 2012 | 18 comments

Remembering Alzheimers – Starring Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood has just done his first TV interview with CNN since his disastrous speech at the Republican Convention, explaining, at least indirectly, why he’s a Romney supporter. They both share the same trait, evidently: when you do something stupid, disastrous or both, DOUBLE DOWN. (Being wrong is a sign of weakness, rather than the sign of a mature and equitable mind, I guess.)

In CNN interview, Eastwood stands by RNC speech

Posted by
CNN Political Unit
September 15th, 2012
2 hours ago

(CNN) – Actor Clint Eastwood says he does not care about the reaction to his stand up routine at the Republican convention, which drew more attention on the night Mitt Romney accepted the presidential nomination.

Eastwood spoke to CNN in his first television interview since the convention.

“One advantage of being my age is that you know what can they do to ya?” said Eastwood, 82. “You just have fun and do what you think and then you can say what you think, you don’t have to edit yourself.” […]

Really, Clint?

Then why have you been in media hiding for the past two weeks, only pausing to give a self-justifying interview to that Grand Repository of Pulitzeresque Journalism and Truthiness, The Carmel Pine Cone? (I am not making this up.)

“I caught this fish in the bay tonight …”

If you’re not ACTUALLY a wussy and hiding in embarrassment, why the long silence between August 30 and today?

(Complete transcript of the speech).

Sixteen days of virtual seclusion except for a completely controlled interview in a small town newspaper is NOT generally the heroic action of a macho action film star who’s sure that he hit it out of the ballpark. By their fruitiness ye shall know them.

There’s a difference between sleaziness and senescence. Your honesty and credibility do NOT depend on Depends®.

And I think you know that, Mr. In Full Command of Your Faculties.

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“[A] man’s got to know his limitations*,” Clint, and I think you forgot yours.


[*Clint’s failed Dirty Harry “tag” line from Magnum Force (1973)]


A writer, published author, novelist, literary critic and political observer for a quarter of a quarter-century more than a quarter-century, Hart Williams has lived in the American West for his entire life. Having grown up in Wyoming, Kansas and New Mexico, an honorary Texan, Clown (ditto) and a veteran of Hollywood, Mr. Williams currently lives in Oregon, along with an astonishing amount of pollen. He has a lively blog His Vorpal Sword. This is cross-posted from his blog

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