Eastwood's Lane


I am a Clint Eastwood fan.  I loved his spaghetti cowboy movies and I think he is a wonderful movie producer.  There are lessons to be learned from the Eastwood episode at the Republican National Convention that became the topic of national conversation.

Sometimes popularity and the bright lights are overpowering.  Because you are a great talent in one field does not make you a great talent in another.  Whatever your expertise is you should know it, develop it and even showcase it.  But you should stay in your lane.

Eastwood was a surprise guest at the Republican Convention.  He had a great idea and that was to interview President Barrack Obama in the empty chair.   How dramatic.   Clintwood asked and answered the questions.

He spoke of the day Barrack won and that he cried.  He contrasted that day to this day  with 23 million people unemployed.  He said it was a national disgrace.  He asked the imaginary president how did he handle broken promises.

Eastwood stumbled and fumbled for about 12 minutes of prime time.  He looked like a confused  white haired old man trying to find his way.    He said “We Own the Country.”  Eastwood got out of his lane.  He goofed and landed flat on his behind.  He was an embarrassment in front of 30 million people.

Since the Republicans  started a new interviewing trend with the empty chair.  I would love for the Democrats to bring in Nelson Mandela to interview the empty chair of Mitt Romney.  Or maybe Tyler Perry’s character,”Madea”  could interview Romney, or perhaps Oprah Winfrey could interview Romney.

Perhaps in doing so we could get the country back on the right track.   Interesting idea, don’t you think?

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