Clint Eastwood Would Talk to That Chair Again
In what could be called one of the most memorable speeches in the RNC history, Clint Eastwood’s impromptu chair speech had many critics talking and questioning the 82-year-old actor’s sanity.
Or to a lesser extent: his speechwriting abilities. The actor and director says he doesn’t “give a crap” about people’s critique of his speech, which questioned President Obama’s last four years in office.
“People loved it or hated it, and that’s fine,” says Eastwood. “I figure if somebody’s dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get.”
Eastwood also added that he didn’t want to bring his glasses to the event in order to read the teleprompter. ”So then I’m just sitting there and the guy says, ‘You wanna sit down?’ and I said ‘No, but put that [chair] next to the podium will ya.’”
He also added that he wanted to “stop the rhetoric, stop the teleprompters” and people “reading speeches that somebody else probably wrote.” Would Eastwood talk to that chair again? You’re damn right he would.
When the actor was told that President Obama was still a fan of his, Eastwood replied, “Well, that’s his bad judgment.” And to those who judged his speech, well, he couldn’t care less. ”There is something about the aging process that makes you give a crap less.”