Posted on | August 31, 2012 | 60 Comments
Evil Blogger Lady quotes Clint’s best line:
“Of course we know Biden is the intellectual of the Democratic Party…” That alone was worth the price of admission!
Members of what Andrew Breitbart liked to call the Democrat-Media Complex are all over the ‘Net today going on about Eastwood’s “Bizarre, Rambling Speech to Empty Chair,” as Benjy Sarlin of Talking Points Memo describes it. But these are liberals: People who think a crude buffoon like Bill Maher is hilarious, and who think of Janeane Garofalo as a brilliant comedienne. Are we going to let people like that tell us what is or is not funny?
The best analysis of Eastwood’s routine was Romney adviser Eric Ferhnstrom’s quote to Byron York: “It’s improv” — and the important thing is, it worked, both as a comedic performance and in terms of its political purpose in the closing-night schedule at the Republican National Committee. It was a low-key, offbeat, humorous moment that provided a sort of relaxing breather before the emotional excitement of Marco Rubio’s speech and the big drama of Mitt’s acceptance speech. Here’s the video:
Rachel Maddow was at a loss for words on Thursday after Clint Eastwood finished what was largely considered a bizarre and awkward GOP convention appearance.
“I don’t — I don’t — I don’t know what was going on there,” Maddow said, seemingly tongue-tied. “Clint Eastwood is 82 years old and I think that — I don’t know if that’s what was going on there.”
Maddow “at a loss for words”? Winning!
UPDATE: John Nolte: “Newsflash: Obama can’t take a joke. But we already knew that.”