Clint Eastwood: Republicans 'dumb' for asking him to speakSubmitted by celeste on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:17
Think Clint Eastwood's empty-chair speech at the Republican National Convention was ill-advised? You're not alone: Eastwood himself thinks so, too.
The actor-director, 82, told Jerry Penacoli of "Extra" in an interview Monday that the GOP was "dumb" for inviting him to deliver his now-famous speech, during which he harangued President Obama at length in absentia.
"People loved it or hated it, and that's fine," Eastwood offered. "I figure if somebody's dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they're gonna have to take what they get."
Asked if he would deliver the speech if he had the chance to do so again, Eastwood said, "I never look backward. It's done and it's done. I probably would; I wouldn't be afraid of it."