In an interview published in the Carmel Pine Cone – yes, that’s the name of the California newspaper, actor and director Clint Eastwood called President Barack Obama “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” and said he resisted all GOP efforts to force a script on him when he addressed the Republican gathering in Tampa.
The interview was Eastwood’s first since his appearance last week, which received poor reviews. From the newspaper:
“I had three points I wanted to make,” Eastwood said. “That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job. But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.”
…..Romney’s campaign aides asked for details about what Eastwood would say to the convention.
“They vet most of the people, but I told them, ‘You can’t do that with me, because I don’t know what I’m going to say,’” Eastwood recalled.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider