Thursday, August 30, 2012

High Plains Drifting

Dirty Harry and a long line of Men With No Names are spinning in their dusty film canisters somewhere in Hollywood. Was Clint Eastwood really conversing with an imaginary Obama "sitting" in an empty chair at tonight's GOP convention? What idiot-savant came up with that idea? How embarrassing. At one point during a disjointed harangue about the president's supposed failures, Eastwood turned to the empty chair and growled, “I’m not going to shut up. It’s my turn.” Lordy. The words being bandied about on the Internet are "surreal", "disaster" and "debacle." Eastwood's performance has already spawned an "Invisible Obama" meme. The jokes for Jon Stewart et al (and Team Obama) are writing themselves. A pundit tweeted: "Invisible Obama should consider tripping Romney when he walks out on stage." And why stop with Obama's invisibility? How about the Invisible Gran Torino Clint drove to the convention? You know, the one in which he clearly left his meds. Pardon yet another pun (hey, i'm on a roll), but For a Few Dollars More, Romney could have hired Democrat-turncoat Dennis Miller. He at least would have gotten some laughs without being laughed at. Talk about The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Wow.

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