Watch Eastwood Talk to a Chair

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
Aug. 30 2012 10:53 PM

Did Clint Eastwood Just Debate a Chair He Pretended Was Obama? Yes.

Actor Clint Eastwood speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Aug. 30, 2012, in Tampa, Fla.
Actor Clint Eastwood speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Aug. 30, 2012, in Tampa, Fla.

Photograph by Mark Wilson/Getty Images.

Video below. Elsewhere in Slate: David Weigel writes about the scene on the convention floor during Clint's speech, where Romney aides watched nearby and "looked increasingly fed up as Eastwood kept talking." On his blog, Weigel also takes a look at the Twitter meme #Eastwooding, featuring a bunch of chairs with invisible inhabitants. Over on XX Factor, Amanda Marcotte explains how Eastwood’s act spoke for the out-there cranks who really populate the RNC convention. And here on Slatest, we brought you Ann Romney’s thoughts on Clint’s routine: “He's a unique guy and he did a unique thing last night."

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