Friday, August 31, 2012

Clint Eastwood's Guardian Apologizes For GOP Speech

During happier days.


Statement from Clint Eastwood's Guardian, Andrew Kanard,

The estate of Clint Eastwood sincerely apologizes for the comments made by the actor in the nationally televised speech given at the GOP convention on August  30. In that monologue, Mr.Eastwood made comments that were inappropriate and untrue. A President is never responsible for  the damage done to the country from 8 years of mismanagement by the previous administration. The abuser of America and her people is always responsible, especially an abuser like George W. Bush. Economic and social  abuse of the proud American population is a terrible crime and should always be treated as such. We are sorry for any pain his comments may have caused. Mr. Eastwood has dedicated his life to helping others and these comments were completely out of character. He never intended to excuse abuse or implicate the victims. We hope that these unfortunate statements will not overshadow the great good Mr. Eastwood has done in nurturing the American film industry.

Due to his declining health and inability to care for himself,  Mr. Eastwood has moved to a location where he could rest and be relieved of his responsibilities. Although these factors do not excuse his comments, they help us understand how such a compassionate man could have said something so wrong, so insensitive, and so out of character. Our prayers are with all those who have been hurt by his comments, especially victims of socio-ecomic abuse.

Statement from Clint Eastwood:

I apologize for my comments. I did not intend to blame the victim (ie., President Obama). A Republican who abuses this President or the American people is always wrong and is always responsible. My mind and my way of expressing myself are not as clear as they used to be. I have spent my life working on the art of film making and bringing joy to others. I deeply regret any harm I have caused to the country.


 

11 comments:

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    1. Read the link provided. It is actually quite clever.

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  2. How many ways can one say, "mistake"?
    Republican convention went off the rails with this one.

    Is this a taste of what Republican good judgment looks like?
    What the hell were they thinking?

    This was the last night of the Republican convention.
    And we are given this?

    I am going to try to forget this misstep by this great actor, director.
    Right now, I can only managed to feel sorry for him.
    And to feel sorry for the poor bozo who talked the convention committee into this stunt.

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  3. Eastwood's speech was unbelievable. It would have been pure comedy for me, if it wasn't so sad.

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  4. What I can't understand is how a man who calls himself a libertarian and supports gay marriage, could have anything to do with the Republican party or Romney.

    The Republican party stands against everything libertarians like myself stand for, equal rights for gays, more protection of civil liberties, less war, less government. It's like a fundamentalist Christian giving money to an atheist organization, it makes no sense, it runs counter to everything he claims to believe in.

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  5. I always thought from what I've seen on the internet that Clint was either Atheist or Agnostic. Why he would want to support believers in fairy-tales who want to destroy the lower and middle classes is beyond me. Senility sure does terrible things to us. Proof of evolution I'd say! The Universe cares not what happens to us.

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  6. This marathon comedy troupe calling itself the GOP provided another reason out of many for a *sigh* and a Picard facepalm.

    I would hope to Azathoth, if It existed, that this sort of thing would render the Repubs irrelevant and impotent politically.

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  7. I had to go watch the speech after all the hoopla about it and was suprized. It was reasonably entertaining fluff. I also have trouble understanding how anyone can be confused by the idea that someone with libertarian ideals would be voting against Obama.

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    1. Cosmo, my issue is not with his opposition to Obama, that's to be expected, but by coming to the RNC convention and giving a speech there, it stronlgy implies, to say the least, that he supports the GOP and Romney.

      For him to support Romney/the Republican party is a bit hypocritical, the GOP stands for big government, more interference in people's lives, opposition to homosexuality/gay marriage, and more war. All of these things run counter to the beliefs of libertarians.

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  8. I'm now compelled to watch the speech (I'm assuming it's all over YouTube), though I kinda don't want to see Clint making an ass of himself.

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