Fox News source: Yep, Clint Eastwood is tonight’s mystery speaker; Update: Confirmation?

posted at 1:21 pm on August 30, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Dan Riehl and Ace, you already sort of knew this but now you really sort of know it:

Officials confirmed Wednesday that a surprise guest was still on the schedule but declined further comment.

One Republican source told FoxNews.com that Eastwood is indeed the mystery speaker, following an online report that claimed the actor is planning to travel to Tampa for the convention.

If the Academy Award winner is the one, he could get a mixed reception with the Hollywood-leery crowd.

“He’s all right, despite being associated with Hollywood,” Bruce Thompson, a California delegate, said laconically. “He’s a good guy and was a good mayor.”

C’mon. Does anyone think Clint Eastwood, who’s been a libertarian-leaning Republican for decades on top of being an international symbol of American western badass-ery, isn’t going to be received rapturously? Romney will have an honest-to-goodness liberal Democrat speaking on his behalf tonight too and she’ll also be well received, just as Zell Miller and Artur Davis were. As long as you’re helping to beat the Democrat, all is forgiven. (Just ask John McCain.) If anything, Eastwood will be more appreciated because he comes from Hollywood, because he’s willing to stand up to the ideological orthodoxy of his industry on a huge stage. And he’s esteemed enough by his peers that he’ll get away with it.

Further circumstantial evidence that it’s Eastwood, posted yesterday on Twitter:

Oswalt’s an actor, comedian, and outspoken liberal. Can’t imagine why he’d have inside info on a mystery speaker at the GOP convention unless it’s someone from his own field and he’s hearing it through the Hollywood grapevine. And the only reason that he’d be disappointed is if that guy was sufficiently respected in entertainment that a liberal would be sad to see him on the other team. All of that points right to Clint.

One other possibility, though: What if Eastwood’s going to speak as a last-minute addition, but he’s not actually the “mystery speaker”? Last night after Palin announced on Facebook that her Wednesday evening segments had all been canceled by Fox News, Ed e-mailed me wondering if they might have done that because they found out she’s the mystery speaker. After all, they wouldn’t want her commenting on air on an event that she’s soon to participate in. Fox’s excuse last night for pulling her was that they had to scramble to compress their schedule once the convention shrank from four days to three, but that makes no sense. If you’re going to bump people off the air, you’re not going to bump someone with Palin’s star power instead of a lesser-known Fox News analyst. And if you’re intent on bumping Palin, why on earth would you bump her last night instead of Tuesday? McCain spoke last night, as did her successor as VP nominee. If there’s any night you’d want her on air to react, last night was it. Either it’s bad programming by Fox or there’s more going on here.

Update: Romney pal Paul Gilbert says yes, it’s Eastwood. 100 percent sure.


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And didn’t he have an Asian partner in his last Dirty Harry movie, The Dead Pool? Who was played by the same actor who was in the spoof, A Fistful of Yen, in The Kentucky Fried Movie, and that title poked fun at the classic Clint Eastwood western. Everything comes full circle!

Doughboy on August 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM

I tip my hat to your movie knowledge. Well done.

changer1701 on August 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM

What are you watching? A&M v LA Tech is cancelled, the only other semi-interesting game is SC v Vandy, which will be a slaughter.

Eastwood (or Palin) would be better than that.

John_Locke on August 30, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Watching people talk at a political convention will never be better than watching football, regardless of the match up.

Ever.

Spliff Menendez on August 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM

I love Dick Cheney. I wonder what kind of a reaction he’d get if it was him.

BettyRuth on August 30, 2012 at 1:32 PM

In the convention hall, the delegates would be very happy. Unfortunately, the delegates’ reactions would not match the rest of the country’s. It’s not my impression that Dick Cheney is that popular among independent voters.

(I’m reminded of a story one of my college classmates told me. He had attended the 1992 Republican Convention and been in the Astrodome watching Pat Buchanan’s “cultural war” speech live. He said that he was later surprised to see how poorly it was received in the country at large — after all, the Republicans in the stadium had all been cheering and applauding.)

J.S.K. on August 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Allah is posting way too early these days.

John_Locke on August 30, 2012 at 1:32 PM

I’m thinking Allah had to make an early beer run so we is well stocked for Mittens’ speech tonight.

Six cans of Fancy Feast and a couple of cases of Newcastles please.

pain train on August 30, 2012 at 1:47 PM

God I wish they would unleash him to bash the arrogant, stupid, hypocritical, self-loving Hollywood types tonight……that would be priceless to hear Clint start basing SUPER-GREEN Leonardo who takes his private jet all over the world……LOL

SDarchitect on August 30, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Awww, Spence is bummed about this. Shut up and get back in the subway.

This isn’t bad. I’d have liked to have seen Wilder or Manchin, for a targeted message, but if Clint goes up there and destroys Zero with his well-known brand of gravitas, that will more than make up for that “Half time” crap. I think he knows he got rolled by the administration with that one, and wants to make a point or two otherwise.

Gingotts on August 30, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Hmmm … Hasn’t it been shown that Zero’s Goullywood donations have been lagging ?
Outside of the bundling, I mean ?
Perhaps Clint will be appealing to the same audience as Artur did… those disappointed in Zero.
Hmmm.

pambi on August 30, 2012 at 1:47 PM

IIRC, AB, RIP, was to be honored at the convention? Has he so far? I haven’t seen news on this yet? Wonder if Clint will be the one to honor him?
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letget on August 30, 2012 at 1:48 PM

If there’s any night you’d want her on air to react, last night was it. Either it’s bad programming by Fox or there’s more going on here.

PappyD61 on August 30, 2012 at 1:33 PM

That presupposes no coordination between the convention and Fox on tone and message. Ryan has probably already shoveled the bulk of what Palin or Tea Party people are going to get; the rest has been moderate dredging.

It wouldn’t have to be formal.

Axe on August 30, 2012 at 1:49 PM

OK, OK, OK. It’s probably Eastwood.

And I’m probably just being delusional because I’d really like it to be Manchin, but . . .

Isn’t the “confirmation” by Paul Gilbert weird? If the Romney campaign wanted to announce it, they would. But, they didn’t. Instead, we have a “close friend of Mitt and Ann Romney” leaking something that they don’t want to announce, and allowing his name to be published. Wouldn’t he expect Mitt and Ann to be pissed? Why wouldn’t he ask for anonymity and be referred to as “a close friend of the Romney’s who asked that his name be withheld”?

SwampYankee on August 30, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Either it’s bad programming by Fox or there’s more going on here.

It’s both , methinks

burrata on August 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM

*i.e., no Palin speech; no Palin commentary.

Axe on August 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM

It’s Dirty Barry vs Dirty Harry ~ November 6, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb3pyGILPm4

Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty got ready last night.

No Niks on August 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM

“..how’d I know he was gonna vapor lock..”

The War Planner on August 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Hologram Herbert Hoover will be the mystery speaker.

portlandon on August 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM

If we wanted somebody from Hollywood, how about Dennis Miller?

Steve Z on August 30, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Because everyone knows Miller is a Romney supporter. Dude’s been a fiscal conservative and pro-military guy for over a decade. The idea behind this is to surprise everyone watching at home. Sure, most people are aware that Clint’s politics lean right, but for him to make his endorsement of a Republican Presidential candidate on this public of a platform is a huge deal. I know dude’s in his 80′s and hasn’t had a hit in 4 years, but he’s still a very respected and very relevant cultural figure.

Doughboy on August 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Fine, since Allah brings it up, I’ll comment. Having Sarah speak would heal many wounds which are still festering inside the Party. The problem is as I see it. No interest in healing inter Party wounds. It is an establishment R affair and will continue to be so in large part. May the establishment wing of the Party go the way of the Whigs as far as I’m concerned.

Bmore on August 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

I actually know who the mystery speaker is tonight.Like, for real.Kinda bummed about it, too.

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 29, 2012

Well, since Spence is bummed, guess Clint should cancel. /

changer1701 on August 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

OT: What Bee-Ess. Fed Ct Rejects Tx Voter ID Law…and so it begins..

hillsoftx on August 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Dennis Miller’s comedy isn’t for everyone. Imagine taking a risk on someone who uses so many obscure references. Not exactly the smartest move.

GOPRanknFile on August 30, 2012 at 1:45 PM

They used Miller’s idea of the debt clock at the convention.

John the Libertarian on August 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM

SwampYankee on August 30, 2012 at 1:49 PM

I think it’s okay because we’re past the “Who’s the mystery speaker?” part of the buzz, and on to the “Clint Eastwood will be speaking there TONIGHT!” phase.

Gingotts on August 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM

letget on August 30, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Oh, yessss !
Remember that AB had promised some bombshells for the fall !
Hey Clint + the surprises, and then Mitt incorporates it/them into his speech.
Now, that would be dynamite !!
Yeah, I know … Active imagination … LOL.

pambi on August 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM

*i.e., no Palin speech; no Palin commentary.

Axe on August 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Yup, Fox Gop coordinated.

the_nile on August 30, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Eastwood will only be exciting if he is introducing Sarah. Sarah Palin is the one essential element which has been missing from the convention.

Pork-Chop on August 30, 2012 at 1:54 PM

What is this? The GOP’s attempt to try to compete this year in the “our celebrities are bigger than your celebrities” contest? I like Clint and I’m glad he’s a voice for the right in Hollywood, but how does that earn him the gravitas to be an extra special featured speaker at the convention?

patriette on August 30, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Look at the speakers they have picked so far, many of them serve the purpose in combating the stereotypes of the GOP pushed by the left and the media (one in the same): Female Republicans, Minority Republicans, Former Demcorats and current Democrats. They are clearly putting forth the optics that this is a big tent party while the substance of the speeches make this a reform campaign. Eastwood is yet another speaker meant to fight the left wing stereotype of what Republicans are. It is true the overwhelming majority of Hollywood is rabidly liberal, but Eastwood is a legend who cancels most of them out, particularly Eva Longoria who will be speaking at Obama’s convention.

Also, Eastwood did that wretched GM ad which was nothing more than an Obama commercial in disguise, having him endorse Romney at the Convention combined with Ryan’s shot at Obama for closing down a Wisconsin GM plant makes it clear to me that the Romney campaign is ready to take Obama on with the GM bailout the same way they are taking him on with Medicare funding.

Daemonocracy on August 30, 2012 at 1:54 PM

OT: What Bee-Ess. Fed Ct Rejects Tx Voter ID Law…and so it begins..

hillsoftx on August 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

What is the next step? The Supreme Court? BTW, the justification for that decision was so ludicrous. Poor people can’t get IDs? How the hell do they apply for unemployment benefits or food stamps? How do they buy cigarettes or booze? How do they make a withdrawal at the bank? What if they try to use a credit card?

Doughboy on August 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM

hillsoftx on August 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM
Dammit !! Dammit !!

pambi on August 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM

As a libertarian aren’t the issues he can talk about limited. Are we really gonna have a rich Hollywood go on for 20 minutes talking about taxes?

terryannonline on August 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Dick Cheney would be awesome.

Philly on August 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM

So what happened to Trump’s “big surprise”?

[50sGuy on August 30, 2012 at 1:43 PM]

Trump’s big surprise is that he shut up.

Dusty on August 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

The problem is as I see it. No interest in healing inter Party wounds.

Bmore on August 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Agreed! Not yet anyway.

(Have a sneaking suspicion that if Joanna is still around, at least, you will encounter some disagreement. I even have a good idea how it will go: “What else do you want!” — followed by a list. :)

Axe on August 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

hillsoftx on August 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Why should this surprise any here in TX at this news? bho/team/courts are he!! bent on making our life as miserable as possible and by golly they are doing a good job!

Wonder if Abbott will do anything? Not much time left till election.
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letget on August 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

They used Miller’s idea of the debt clock at the convention.

John the Libertarian on August 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Don’t get me wrong. I think he’s brilliant. I love Miller and he’s one of the few comedians I find funny, but giving him a prime time slot at the convention would be just risky.

GOPRanknFile on August 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

I think Fox probably just dumped Palin because she’s a pretty bad commentator and doesn’t actually speak for the message of the party going forward. We’ve seen a lot of bright young stars the last couple of days. Miss reality tv is a waste of space.

eski502 on August 30, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Daemonocracy on August 30, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Eastwood has been a mayor too.

the_nile on August 30, 2012 at 1:58 PM

I hope this is true.

Terrye on August 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Samuel Jackson hardest hit.

jazzmo on August 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM

As a libertarian aren’t the issues he can talk about limited. Are we really gonna have a rich Hollywood go on for 20 minutes talking about taxes?

terryannonline on August 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM

For one thing, I doubt he’ll be speaking that long at all. Secondly, why would you assume a libertarian wouldn’t be able to speak about other issues, like economic and personal freedom?

Anyway, he won’t be there as a libertarian…he’ll be there as a Romney booster.

changer1701 on August 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM

So what happened to Trump’s “big surprise”?

[50sGuy on August 30, 2012 at 1:43 PM]

Trump’s big surprise is that he shut up.

Dusty on August 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Bahahahahahaha! Win.

Gingotts on August 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM

The last 100 workers from the Janesville GM plant?

faraway on August 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Why’d they schedule the big night of the convention when college football starts?

I’ll read about it tomorrow. South Carolina and Vandy play at 7.

NoDonkey on August 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I think Fox probably just dumped Palin because she’s a pretty bad commentator and doesn’t actually speak for the message of the party going forward. We’ve seen a lot of bright young stars the last couple of days. Miss reality tv is a waste of space.

eski502 on August 30, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Do you know that many of those who spoke yesterday were endorsed by Palin when they ran?

the_nile on August 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Samuel Jackson hardest hit.

jazzmo on August 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM

“I’m tired of these MF’ing Marxists in this MF’ing Democrat Party!”

Doughboy on August 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Liberal commentator:

“As there’s a conservative “war on women”, Clint Eastwood will speak about his new movie, The bitc*es of Madison County”. Why do conservatives hate the womb”?

Another lib commentator: Thanks Chris……

IT WILL HAPPEN. the libs are insane and are unraveling live.

dthorny on August 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Clint Eastwood will speak, remember he was a friend of Ronald Reagan’s, and then he will introduce Sarah Palin.

TXUS on August 30, 2012 at 2:01 PM

If there’s any night you’d want her on air to react, last night was it. Either it’s bad programming by Fox or there’s more going on here.

Methinks Something is going on out there in Fox with respect to Palin. Do you think they would ultimately ease her off fox. If they do so – then that would be a very bad move.

vpaddy123 on August 30, 2012 at 2:01 PM

As a libertarian aren’t the issues he can talk about limited. Are we really gonna have a rich Hollywood go on for 20 minutes talking about taxes?

terryannonline on August 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Eastwood said his superbowl thing was about american manufacturing, not a political thing.

He could talk about that; how government is forcing manufacturing overseas and stuff.

lorien1973 on August 30, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Clint has a new movie coming out in september. Looks like it might be good. I don’t think it’s fair to imply he is not relevant in his profession anymore.

jazzmo on August 30, 2012 at 2:01 PM

I’ll read about it tomorrow. South Carolina and Vandy play at 7.

NoDonkey on August 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Foosball is the devil.

Axe on August 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I think Fox probably just dumped Palin because she’s a pretty bad commentator and doesn’t actually speak for the message of the party going forward. We’ve seen a lot of bright young stars the last couple of days. Miss reality tv is a waste of space.

eski502 on August 30, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Do you know that many of those who spoke yesterday were endorsed by Palin when they ran?

the_nile on August 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Palin is far more effective helping get conservatives elected.

dthorny on August 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I got it…CJ John Roberts…in a heartfelt apology.///

d1carter on August 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Fine, since Allah brings it up, I’ll comment. Having Sarah speak would heal many wounds which are still festering inside the Party. The problem is as I see it. No interest in healing inter Party wounds. It is an establishment R affair and will continue to be so in large part. May the establishment wing of the Party go the way of the Whigs as far as I’m concerned.

Bmore on August 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

How would that heal any wounds?

changer1701 on August 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

letget on August 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM
Just heard on local news break that Abbott plans to take it to the SCOTUS.

pambi on August 30, 2012 at 2:03 PM

One hour swimsuit competition

faraway on August 30, 2012 at 2:03 PM

I’d prefer John Voight, if it had to be an actor.

As for Palin, looks like the GOP is trying to keep her out of sight here. Too bad they think we can only win if she’s hidden. I guess a conservative message and blasting Obama would upset some people, or something.

Dongemaharu on August 30, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I think Fox probably just dumped Palin because she’s a pretty bad commentator and doesn’t actually speak for the message of the party going forward. We’ve seen a lot of bright young stars the last couple of days. Miss reality tv is a waste of space.

eski502 on August 30, 2012 at 1:58 PM

And post #12,838 up for the award of
I’VE GOT PALIN STUPID DISEASE.

take a bow.

ToddPA on August 30, 2012 at 2:05 PM

It would be great for a double surprise, Eastwood and Pail; however, I believe we will be disappointed.

mrscullen on August 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM

“Isn’t this just another Republican dog whistle about race since Eastwood starts with east like East Harlem does? Richard Maddow, your opinion?” – Christina Tingles after Eastwood’s speech

NotCoach on August 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Maybe he’s just introducing hologram reagan?

lorien1973 on August 30, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Beat me to it:))) would that be the end all.

MontanaMmmm on August 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM

One hour swimsuit competition

faraway on August 30, 2012 at 2:03 PM

With a shooting competition…using assault rifles…and pink vagi donkey shaped targets. Todd and Sarah can be judges.

What’s not to like?

cozmo on August 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM

giving him a prime time slot at the convention would be just risky.

GOPRanknFile on August 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

I agree. It would be a huge mistake.

John the Libertarian on August 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM

If we wanted somebody from Hollywood, how about Dennis Miller?

Steve Z on August 30, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Because everyone knows Miller is a Romney supporter. Dude’s been a fiscal conservative and pro-military guy for over a decade. The idea behind this is to surprise everyone watching at home. Sure, most people are aware that Clint’s politics lean right, but for him to make his endorsement of a Republican Presidential candidate on this public of a platform is a huge deal. I know dude’s in his 80′s and hasn’t had a hit in 4 years, but he’s still a very respected and very relevant cultural figure.

Doughboy on August 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM

This is actually a big f…ing deal, as goold ole joe would put it :)… Clint Eastwood is a giant talent, I’d go a step durther and say that he is an institution, especially in a Holywood bereft of the sligntest original idea who does mainly formulaic, brain dead movies, he’s a breath of fresh air….and definitely not your stereotypical and caricatural almost average holywood dupe…so, yeah, I think it’s absolutely amazing to have him on stage tonight….

jimver on August 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Clint has a new movie coming out in september. Looks like it might be good. I don’t think it’s fair to imply he is not relevant in his profession anymore.

jazzmo on August 30, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Relevant? Barely.

Box office draw? Definitely NOT.

His golden era was over three decades ago.

Now he’s just an old windsock RINO, trying to retain what little revelency he still has.

Tim_CA on August 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Clint Eastwood will speak, remember he was a friend of Ronald Reagan’s, and then he will introduce Sarah Palin.

TXUS on August 30, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Thanks so much for posting this….will never happen, but
a nice thought nonetheless…

ToddPA on August 30, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Just heard on local news break that Abbott plans to take it to the SCOTUS.

pambi on August 30, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Soon Texas redistricting will be legally defined as a tax.

NotCoach on August 30, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Pistol shooting competition?

faraway on August 30, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Soon Texas redistricting will be legally defined as a tax.

NotCoach on August 30, 2012 at 2:08 PM

The SPLC just declared Texas as a Hate Group

faraway on August 30, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Awesome. Probably my favorite actor ever, and aside from John Wayne he’s the ultimate popular culture icon of American Manhood as that used to be understood in this country. They just don’t make them like Clint anymore. Even at 78 years old in Gran Torino he looked like he could squash today’s “action heroes” like Matt Damon. Just have him do 10 minutes on American Greatness and say Mitt’s the man for the job. I can’t tell whether I’m happier for the Romney campaign for this get, or to know that Ole Clint is on the right side of this election.

Dudley Smith on August 30, 2012 at 2:10 PM

The SPLC just declared Texas as a Hate Group

faraway on August 30, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Heh.

Tim_CA on August 30, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Palin will not speak. The “new” GOP is doing everything they can to move forward. Out – Bush, Palin, Cheney, McCain, Rumsfield. They don’t want ANYONE thinking of 2008. The only one playing a prominent role has been Condi. Right or wrong, that appears to be their strategy.

GiantOrb on August 30, 2012 at 2:11 PM

I guess a conservative message and blasting Obama would upset some people, or something.

Dongemaharu on August 30, 2012 at 2:04 PM

The most common element I see from the more independant group is this: Why do people dump all over Palin? Remember, these are folks who are most likely sitting on a fence trying to figure out which leader(s) to chose in the next election.

All in all, the vicious attacks from the left only strengthen her in the eyes of the independants, especially the more frivilous attacks on her.

It wouldn’t hurt the RNC one bit to have her there, and could only help draw more independants and raise the ire of the looney left.

Turtle317 on August 30, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Buzz on the local Tampa blogs this morning was that the mystery speaker is Hulk Hogan.

*eyeroll*

Flora Duh on August 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

C’mon. Does anyone think Clint Eastwood, who’s been a libertarian-leaning Republican for decades on top of being an international symbol of American western badass-ery, isn’t going to be received rapturously?

No way. Everyone knows that solid Reaganite conservatives despise all Hollywood celebrities with no exceptions ever.

RINO in Name Only on August 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Its halftime in America, great I like Clint Eastwood.

O.T. Who the heck is Sally Kohn and furthermore what the heck is in the drinking water over at Fox. First Juanita Williams and now this hack Sally Kohn. So, when is someone going to fact check her fact checks?

DDay on August 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Doesn’t Clint Eastwood have a body of work surpassed by no one else? Not Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, or Dustin Hoffman. And I never thought of him as political. Besides being mayor, what political campaigning has he ever done?

Paul-Cincy on August 30, 2012 at 2:16 PM

O.T. Who the heck is Sally Kohn and furthermore what the heck is in the drinking water over at Fox. First Juanita Williams and now this hack Sally Kohn. So, when is someone going to fact check her fact checks?

DDay on August 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

She’s a liberal op-ed contributor. What’s hilarious is that HuffPo and others picked up her on her stupid article and declared that “even” Fox News was calling Ryan a liar. Last I checked, her opinions are hers alone.

changer1701 on August 30, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Clint Eastwood is OK, but I was really hoping for the Osmonds.

Mr. Wednesday Night on August 30, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Having Sarah speak would heal many wounds which are still festering inside the Party. The problem is as I see it. No interest in healing inter Party wounds.

Bmore

Maybe they’re interested in winning the election. Having Sarah speak would make that harder to do than it already is.

xblade on August 30, 2012 at 2:18 PM

is it the two minute warning in America?

tom daschle concerned on August 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM

“Isn’t this just another Republican dog whistle about race since Eastwood starts with east like East Harlem does? Richard Maddow, your opinion?” – Christina Tingles after Eastwood’s speech

NotCoach on August 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM

i am really, really curious about his speech though, is it going to be more political, he doesn’t strike me as a zoon politikon, or the activist actor type, like jon voight on our side, or like many libtard holywood dopes…or is it going to be more of a mushy, heart felt speech…he does not strike me as the sentimental type either…oh, and he repeated many times in recent interviews – after he was spotted at a romney fundraiser – that he knows Romney personally since he filmed ‘Mystic River’ (one of nis best movies, IMHO) in MA….is he going to put that personal touch in it….I really can’t wait to hear his speech…

jimver on August 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Buzz on the local Tampa blogs this morning was that the mystery speaker is Hulk Hogan.

*eyeroll*

Flora Duh on August 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Pls, no…

jimver on August 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM

I’d prefer John Voight, if it had to be an actor.

I prefer John Voight, the periodontist.

Hat Trick on August 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Michael Savage? *ducks*

SailorMark on August 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM

I love the fact that the big mystery speaker is someone who leans libertarian. It sends the right message .

McDuck on August 30, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Besides being mayor, what political campaigning has he ever done?

Paul-Cincy on August 30, 2012 at 2:16 PM

“It’s Halftime In America”

Tim_CA on August 30, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Relevant? Barely.

Box office draw? Definitely NOT.

His golden era was over three decades ago.

Now he’s just an old windsock RINO, trying to retain what little revelency he still has.

Tim_CA on August 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Huh? Dude’s won four Oscars in the last 20 years, the last two of them coming 7 1/2 years ago. His biggest box office hit of his career was Gran Torino which came out in the fall of 2008. Yes, his last three movies(Invictus, Hereafter, J. Edgar) tanked, but to act like he’s irrelevant now is crazy. In fact, it’s inspiring how the guy keeps chugging out movies every year(sometimes more than one) at his age.

Doughboy on August 30, 2012 at 2:20 PM

This has some bad words, but here is a preview of what Clint can say tonight

I’m getting excited now.

faraway on August 30, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Don’t miss 1:17

faraway on August 30, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Relevant? Barely.

Box office draw? Definitely NOT.

His golden era was over three decades ago.

Now he’s just an old windsock RINO, trying to retain what little revelency he still has.

Tim_CA on August 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Mystic River? Million Dollar Baby? Flags of Our Fathers? Gran Torino?

Come on. You may not like him, and his views issue by issue are more moderate/libertarian but between directing and acting he’s still a huge name.

I don’t see Spence going on Twitter to whine about Chuck Norris, Kelsey Grammer, or even Robert Duvall. This is a punch in the gut of Hollywood. You bet if he were on the other side and planning to show up in NC next week the left would be crowing about it endlessly. Instead all they have is a melty-plastic faced Ellen Barkin and a Cher that hates the world because she can’t understand how her daughter turned into a freak of nature.

My celeb is better than your celeb is a corny game, but it’s one that will get us good media buzz here and Eastwood is a guy hard not to respect.

Gingotts on August 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Palin will not speak. The “new” GOP is doing everything they can to move forward. Out – Bush, Palin, Cheney, McCain, Rumsfield. They don’t want ANYONE thinking of 2008. The only one playing a prominent role has been Condi. Right or wrong, that appears to be their strategy.

GiantOrb on August 30, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Mccain was there. Jeb Bush will be there.

the_nile on August 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Methinks Something is going on out there in Fox with respect to Palin. Do you think they would ultimately ease her off fox. If they do so – then that would be a very bad move.

vpaddy123 on August 30, 2012 at 2:01 PM

I disagree. It might force her back into the political trenches were she belongs. Palin IS NOT a great talking head. She’s an OK pundit. Palin IS a great politician. The best of this generation.

BoxHead1 on August 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

i am really, really curious about his speech though, is it going to be more political

jimver on August 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM

My question, how far will he go. Will he say he likes Romney, or will he vouch for him? In other words, first base or a home run? I don’t see booking him unless it’s a glowing speech.

Paul-Cincy on August 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

The Republicans sure know how to throw a convention. From Artur Davis, Nikki Haley, Ann Romney, and Chris Christie to Mike Huckabee, Condi Rice, Susana Martinez, and Paul Ryan to Clint Eastwood, Marco Rubio, and Mitt Romney.

Not too shabby.

GOPRanknFile on August 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Buzz on the local Tampa blogs this morning was that the mystery speaker is Hulk Hogan.

*eyeroll*

Flora Duh on August 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

“Watcha gonna do when these 23 inch PYTHONS run wild
on you Brother”!!
Then the Rock steps up to the mic and adds:

YEAH, AND THAT GOES FOR YOU CANDY AZZ RINOS TOO!!!

ToddPA on August 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

changer1701 on August 30, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Thanks, that pretty much what I gathered, but Fox really needs to come out and soon.

DDay on August 30, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Yes, his last three movies(Invictus, Hereafter, J. Edgar) tanked, but to act like he’s irrelevant now is crazy. In fact, it’s inspiring how the guy keeps chugging out movies every year(sometimes more than one) at his age.

Doughboy on August 30, 2012 at 2:20 PM

You obviously don’t understand Hollywood amigo….but thanks for the opinion.

Tim_CA on August 30, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Why should this surprise any here in TX at this news? bho/team/courts are he!! bent on making our life as miserable as possible and by golly they are doing a good job!

Wonder if Abbott will do anything? Not much time left till election.
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letget on August 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Abbott tweeted that they would fight it all the way up. I’m trying to not lose my mind reading some of the stupid comments by posters on my local news facebook page. Truly sad.

maables on August 30, 2012 at 2:26 PM

*i.e., no Palin speech; no Palin commentary.

Axe on August 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Palin wasn’t the only one missing from Fox News last night. They also dropped Juan Williams from their post-speech roundtable discussion.

Right Mover on August 30, 2012 at 2:26 PM

…I’m going to watch the convention blindfolded tonight.

KOOLAID2 on August 30, 2012 at 2:27 PM

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