Skip to comments.Actor Clint Howard, brother of director Ron Howard, in new video for Heritage Action
Posted on 08/23/2010 6:11:09 PM PDT by curth
Clint Howard, long-time character actor and brother of the more liberal director Ron Howard, is displaying his conservative stripes in a new advertisement for Heritage Action for American, the new grassroots advocacy arm of The Heritage Foundation.
The video calls attention to the propensity of politicians with unpopular voting records to avoid townhall meetings. The video, titled August Recess Excuses, aims to raise awareness about the disconnect between the issues that concern congressional leaders and those that concern their constituents.
The August Recess Excuses video highlights the lengths our so-called representatives will go to avoid their constituents, Heritage Actions CEO Michael A. Needham told The Daily Caller. Town hall meetings are crucial to Americas representative democracy. Were disappointed that many Members of Congress have elected to skip this important American tradition.
Clint Howard told TheDC that he got involved with the project when an acquaintance of his, Eric Koski, approached him with the idea. This is something that is right in my wheelhouse, both as an actor and as a conservative minded citizen, Howard said. Id been looking for opportunities to do something like this and when it come up it seemed like a no brainer.
Howard has no illusions of grandeur. According to him, celebrities who get too heavily involved in political activism can become tiresome. He hopes to avoid this pitfall and act soley as a concerned American.
I understand that show business people can wear the public a bit thin when it comes to politics. I know they wear me thin, Howard said. Im not a policy wonk and I dont dream of being a political operative. My goal as a citizen is to do what I can to help the causes that I personally believe in. To me, it is the same as walking the precinct.
“Well strap me to the side of a pig and roll me in the mud!” (—Goober)
Was he ‘Gentle Ben’ or ‘Flipper’?
I heard him interviewed by Dennis Miller and it was a real eye opener. He came out of the closet as a conservative, and stated a lot of his liberal friends in Hollywood are rethinking things, have a lot of buyers remorse.....
“Whoda thunk it?”
Makes me want to boot up Apollo 13 again, just to watch Clint.
Which one still has more hair? THAT’S the important question.
Probably why he is a small character actor and Opie is an overpaid director.
It is a real shame that he did not feed Opie to Gentle Ben.
Clint about Democrats
okay..this is just weird
Classic scene...and a strangler, no less!
Guess Opie won’t give his little bro anymore acting stints in any of his movies from here out...LOL
Last week on the Dennis Miller radio show, Clint was interviewed. He was so humble, sensible and kind. At the end of the hour, a caller asked what Clint’s political leaning was, and Clint said he is an unapologetic conservative.
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