- Posted September 2, 2012 by
San Diego, California
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SAMANTHA ASKS: What's All the Fuss About Clint Eastwood & an Empty Chair?
Also not so impressed, my turtle, Samantha. While out for her daily constitutional after a vegetarian lunch and fresh water shower, the reptile seemed entirely nonplussed over the Dirty Harry hullabaloo.
In fact, Samantha lost no time in confronting our empty chair and demanding to know why everyone is so worked up over #Eastwooding?
Now, the Democrats, who are next to pow-wow at the upcoming DNC, must come up with an ironic but iconic figure to dazzle and get Twitter abuzz or else risk looking not cool. It must be someone with hipster creed but someone not necessarily young. My idea? Betty White!
If that old gal is up for a little fun, I am sure she could also make a crazy speech and grab some attention for the Democrats. Don't get me wrong, I like Clint Eastwood. I have always enjoyed his movies, except the war ones which I refuse to see.
I saw his lovely wife, Dina, once in person and she has absolutely beautiful, perfect skin. I did not care for one of Clint's younger daughters torching her expensive designer purse on their reality show, "for artistic expression." To me, it was a disgraceful affront to people who could live a year on what that purse cost to buy. Like me.
Still, I have to hand it to Clint. He got everybody talking. Mitt may not have liked being overshadowed at his own RNC by Dirty Harry and his overly long, contemporaneous monologue with a chair.
But wily ole Clint might just be crazy like a fox?
Will the Demo's be able to top Clint? Will Obama go along and play the game too? Is there any celebrity with enough tradition and charisma to be able to inspire the Democratic buzz that Clint Eastwood whipped up for the GOP?
Only time will tell, but I assure you, Samantha the very competitive but delightful, rescued endangered desert tortoise has only ONE BIG QUESTION for that empty chair:
WHO CROSSED THE ROAD FIRST? The tortoise or the (c)hair?