Clint Eastwood Gets Snappy Comeback From Obama On Twitter

    August 31, 2012
    Amanda Crum

Clint Eastwood, that beloved, gravelly-voiced cowboy we all grew up with, got a little weird during his speech at the RNC when he started talking to an empty chair, pretending President Obama was sitting there and even addressing the chair as though it was interjecting during the “conversation”.

“It may be time for someone else to come along and solve the problem. I think if you just step aside and Mr. Romney can kind of take over. You can maybe still use a plane,” Eastwood said. “What do you want me to tell Romney? I can’t tell him to do that to himself . . . you’re getting as bad as Biden . . . of course we all know Biden is the intellect of the Democratic Party. Kind of a grin with a body behind it . . . ”

Obama, never one to lose his cool at the many insults that get hurled at him, tweeted simply, “This seat’s taken.”

The tweet wasn’t signed “BO”, which would mean Obama himself composed it, but it’s hilarious to think that perhaps he directed a staffer to sign in for a retort. Meanwhile, a slew of celebrities took to Twitter as well to talk about Eastwood and his odd oration.

Of course, a lot of people love Eastwood the same as they ever did, so it’s doubtful that his eccentric ruminations will hurt him in any way.