Eastwood: GOP Didn’t ‘Vet’ Me

Fang Zhe, Xinhua / Landov

Clint Eastwood speaks to the audience during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on August 30, 2012.

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.