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Friday, August 31, 2012

Eastwood as 2000-Year-Old Man

The GOP convention’s surprise act turns out to be Clint Eastwood, partnering with an empty chair to do his X-rated version of a Mel Brooks routine, Dirty Harry as a potty-mouthed comic.

Who knew? The formerly dignified icon engages an imaginary Barack Obama with such banter as “What do you want me to tell Mr. Romney? I can’t tell him that. He can’t do that to himself. You’re getting as bad as Biden.”

The 82-year-old Eastwood’s cringe-worthy endorsement does serve one useful purpose, making the 55-year-old Romney look like a kid when he appears 15 minutes later.

Watching them both makes a nostalgic viewer wish that Eastwood, like Romney, had an aging portrait hidden somewhere in a cellar.

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