1. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

    Eastwood: GOP Didn’t ‘Vet’ Me

    Image #: 19201533    (120831) -- TEMPA, Aug. 31, 2012 (Xinhua) -- Hollywood actor-director Clint Eastwood speaks to the audience during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, the United States, on Aug. 30, 2012. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)  (msq)       XINHUA /LANDOV

    Fang Zhe, Xinhua / Landov

    Does “Mission Accomplished” have another meaning we’re not aware of? In his first public interview since last week’s now-famous “invisible Obama” speech, Clint Eastwood said he “didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it”—and the whole chair thing was decided backstage when “some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down.” Ahead of the speech, Eastwood said the only guidance he could give the Republicans was that “everything I would say would be nice about Mitt Romney.” “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 told the Carmel Pine Cone newspaper.

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