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MAKE MY DAY Romney Aides Cleared Eastwood Speech Mark Wilson / Getty Images (2)

Romney Aides Cleared Eastwood Speech

After all the finger-pointing about Clint Eastwood's strange scolding of an empty chair at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, it seems there are finally some answers. After the actor endorsed Romney at a campaign event this summer, the presidential nominee invited him to speak on a bigger stage, leading to the strangest 12 minutes of the GOP’s week in Tampa. Although aides cleared the surprise appearance, no one vetted the speech, and attempts to cut the actor off before his impromptu berating of a piece of furniture were ignored. As for the chair, a senior aide could only say, "The prop person probably thought he was going to sit in it."

September 1, 2012 7:31 AM