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Clint Eastwood doesn't 'give a crap' about critics of his RNC speech
Fox News.com ^ | 9-17-2012 | TMZ

Posted on 09/17/2012 11:30:01 AM PDT by servo1969

Clint Eastwood says he doesn't really care about the people who ripped his impromptu "chair" speech at the Republican National Convention, saying he was just expressing his feelings.

Eastwood appeared on "Good Morning America" this morning and the 82-year-old explained one of the reasons he didn't want to give a traditional speech off a teleprompter that night is because "I didn't have my glasses with me ... so I wouldn't have been able to read it."

Instead, he explained: "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.'"

And a legend was born.

When he was told that President Obama is still a fan of his, Eastwood said, "Well, that's his bad judgment."

As for the criticism Eastwood has received since the speech, he said: "There is something about the aging process that makes you give a crap less."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; eastwood; elections; freepered; obama; teastwood; tyranny

1 posted on 09/17/2012 11:30:04 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

BRAVO, Mr. Eastwood!


2 posted on 09/17/2012 11:37:01 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: servo1969

If it bothers ANYONE on the left - it was a 1,000% success!

AND which speech are they still talking about. Clint is such a genious. This is too funny and I love the fact tha he’s OURS. So there. The left can have those lefty freaks, I’ll take Clint Eastwood on my side any day of the week. Proud to have liked him for all these years and I admire him even more today.

nuff said.


3 posted on 09/17/2012 11:39:27 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: servo1969
As for the criticism Eastwood has received since the speech, he said: "There is something about the aging process that makes you give a crap less."

LOL!

This is so true! Way to speak honestly Clint!

4 posted on 09/17/2012 11:39:32 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: servo1969

This guys legend continues to grow.


5 posted on 09/17/2012 11:47:53 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: servo1969
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6 posted on 09/17/2012 11:48:35 AM PDT by CodeToad (Be Prepared...They Are.)
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To: servo1969

Clint nails it once again.. well done!


7 posted on 09/17/2012 11:52:31 AM PDT by SouthDixie (The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.)
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To: servo1969

bump


8 posted on 09/17/2012 11:55:36 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Swede Girl

When the elections are a month away, I’m going to put an empty chair and a fake teleprompter in my front yard.


9 posted on 09/17/2012 12:02:14 PM PDT by theymakemesick (Please join the corpse, please!)
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To: servo1969
I suspect the following is not an exact quote

"There is something about the aging process that makes you give a crap less."

10 posted on 09/17/2012 12:03:14 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: servo1969

And that is exactly how we all should be responding to liberal criticism....


11 posted on 09/17/2012 12:06:21 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Swede Girl

“When he was told that President Obama is still a fan of his, Eastwood said, “Well, that’s his bad judgment.”

*SMACK!!!* upside the head.

;D


12 posted on 09/17/2012 12:08:15 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: servo1969
The GOP elite RINOs will probably dump on Eastwood as they did and do on Sarah Palin.

Good Job Clint!!!

13 posted on 09/17/2012 12:13:00 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: servo1969; All

I totally agree .. the older I get the less I care if people are offended by what I say.

Love it!!! Such Freedom!!!


14 posted on 09/17/2012 12:41:28 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: servo1969
I had never been very much aware of Eastwood, and had never seen any of his movies except the morally disgusting Bridges of Madison County on cable. But I'm going to pay full freight for his new movie coming out this week.
15 posted on 09/17/2012 12:55:55 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: CyberAnt

“I totally agree .. the older I get the less I care if people are offended by what I say.

Love it!!! Such Freedom!!!”

So true! I think of all the time I wasted worrying about what people thought about how I looked, what I did, or what I said. Now, I just don’t care anymore. If they don’t like me as I am, then it’s their loss. It is freedom, and better yet, it’s FUN!


16 posted on 09/17/2012 1:03:34 PM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: servo1969

I thought his commentary and presentation brilliant.


17 posted on 09/17/2012 1:04:14 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Albion Wilde

You never saw “Where Eagles Dare?” You have to try to count the number of Germans he kills in the movie. I will advise you to not try to make a drinking game out of it.


18 posted on 09/17/2012 1:05:10 PM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: Albion Wilde
I had never been very much aware of Eastwood, and had never seen any of his movies except the morally disgusting Bridges of Madison County on cable. But I'm going to pay full freight for his new movie coming out this week.

Oh my! You owe it to yourself to watch some of his famous movies such as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, High em' High, A fistful of Dollars, Two Mules for Sister Sara, Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, and many more. I have been a Clint Eastwood fan since he was Rowdy Faber on Wagon Train many years ago.

19 posted on 09/17/2012 1:20:06 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: henkster
You never saw “Where Eagles Dare?”

I never even heard of Clint Eastwood during the Dirty Harry years. Amazing, right? I was raised on Broadway shows, ballet and movie musicals. Finally, thanks to cable, my horizons are broadening.

20 posted on 09/17/2012 1:29:48 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: lwoodham
I did see Sudden Impact recently on cable. It would never pass with the PC Police or ACLU brownshirts today; but I enjoyed it.
21 posted on 09/17/2012 1:35:03 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: lwoodham
I have been a Clint Eastwood fan since he was Rowdy Faber on Wagon Train many years ago.

I did some research and found that Clint played Roddy Yates when he played on Wagon Train. I don't know why I thought he was Rowdy Faber. It's funny how time can warp your childhood memories.

22 posted on 09/17/2012 1:55:23 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: lwoodham

Don’t know about Wagon Train but he played Rowdy on Rawhide.


23 posted on 09/17/2012 2:03:25 PM PDT by razorbak
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To: lwoodham

Rowdy Yates was the ramrod on “Rawhide.” Gil Faver was the trail boss. I am a child of the 50’s and 60’s.


24 posted on 09/17/2012 2:03:46 PM PDT by W.Lee (No compromise)
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To: Salamander

Ha! Well, that comment reflects the genuine lack of narcissism in Eastwood that is legion in Obama. Clint doesn’t take himself all that seriously, nor does he care whether Obama likes him or not.


25 posted on 09/17/2012 2:06:06 PM PDT by Twinkie (In whose eyes a vile person is contemned. Ps. 15:4a)
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To: lwoodham
I don't know why I thought he was Rowdy Faber.

Because Eric Fleming played the trail boss, whose name was Gil Favor...

26 posted on 09/17/2012 2:14:32 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: lwoodham
I don't know why I thought he was Rowdy Faber.

Because Eric Fleming played the trail boss -- on Rawhide (not Wagon Train) -- whose name was Gil Favor...

27 posted on 09/17/2012 2:16:21 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: lwoodham

He wasn’t on wagon train, it was Rawhide.


28 posted on 09/17/2012 2:16:21 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: servo1969

29 posted on 09/17/2012 2:35:27 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: lwoodham

You can watch Clint Eastwood play the part of Rowdy Yates and Eric Fleming play the part of Gil Favor in Rawhide by searching for “Rawhide” on YouTube. We’ve been enjoying catching up on some Rawhide shows missed when they aired 1959-1966. We were also watching James Garner and Jack Kelly in Maverick last week, but they were just taken down for copyright violations.


30 posted on 09/17/2012 4:11:57 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

In his own right, in my book, Clint is in the same league as The Duke was/is.


31 posted on 09/17/2012 6:39:46 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Albion Wilde

Try to catch “Magnum Force.” It was that flick that gave me my “elder years” motto: “A man’s GOT to know his limitations!”


32 posted on 09/17/2012 6:43:54 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

In his own right, in my book, Clint is in the same league as The Duke was/is.


33 posted on 09/17/2012 6:46:08 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Tucker39

ahhhhhhhhh yes..... the Duke.

John Wayne, Bob Hope and Clint! Today’s hollywood propped up so called stars are arrogant selfish nobodies.

I don’t see anyone who can hold a candle to those of yesteryear.

Go Mittens and Paul.


34 posted on 09/17/2012 7:01:50 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: servo1969

favorite. actor. ever.


35 posted on 09/18/2012 6:04:15 AM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor
John Wayne, Bob Hope and Clint! Today’s hollywood propped up so called stars are arrogant selfish nobodies.

I'd like to add Jimmy Stewart to that list. He was a true American hero.

36 posted on 09/18/2012 6:14:30 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: catfish1957

ah yes... Jimmy Stewart. There were many great personalities, and they did not use vulgar, demeaning language to get a laugh or to do movies.

Manners, pure and simple deteriation of morals. Removal of God from our society and “let anything go” mentality of the Hippies of the 60’s. They, sadly are in charge of too many things today. We need to volunteer, pull R/R over the line. Do our part by getting out OUR vote on Nov. 6.

Have a great day!


37 posted on 09/18/2012 6:57:28 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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