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WH disses Clint Eastwood over anti-Obama speech

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Joel Gehrke

President Obama’s spokesman derided Clint Eastwood for his remarks at the Republican National Convention, in which Eastwood made a series of jokes at the president’s expense by pretending to conduct an interview with Obama while only talking to an empty chair.

“I wasn’t quite sure what I was watching,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said yesterday of Eastwood’s performance. He prefaced that dismissal by saying, “I’m a huge fan and admirer of Clint Eastwood’s work, both as a director and an actor.”

Eastwood made several jokes at Obama’s expense and that of Vice President Joe Biden (whom he called “a grin with a body behind it) during a skit that ended with a statement explaining why he thinks the president — whom Eastwood was excited to see inaugurated in 2008 — should lose his reelection bid.

“When someone isn’t doing the job, we’ve got to let them go,” Eastwood said.

You can watch Eastwood’s RNC remarks in the video above.

 

 

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