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    Wendy in FL, mcmom, HoundDog, Sharoney, lyta

    ...mostly sticking to the line that it was great!  Here's one.

    While slightly nerve-wracking as Eastwood's feebleness was apparent enough to make one wonder if he was going to have an Alzheimers moment and completely lose his train of thought, the empty chair technique was brilliant and satirically funny. The appeal to independents and even some on the left who may have voted for Obama was palpable as he made clear that we own America and politicians work for us. He made it easy for anyone to accept that it is time to fire the O and try R&R.
    And another.
    Our family also had finished watching some football and decided to see what Eastwood had to say. I am sorry to say that it was a really mixed bag. When he addressed the crowd with the thrust of his speech, he was good. His lines worked and will be remembered for a while. The problem was the schtick. The conversation with the empty chair caused each of us no small amount of discomfort and all for the same reason. A young man had joined us for watching the game. I do not know his politics or whether or not he has a conservative bone in his body. His comment was ' I wonder if he really thinks someone is in the chair'. Even with the Eastwood gravitas, I am sorry to say that it came off as a bit feeble to each of us.
    Making lemon juice out of lemonade it sounds like to me.

    Time is an enormous, long river, and I’m standing in it, just as you’re standing in it. My elders are the tributaries, and everything they thought and every struggle they went through & everything they gave their lives to flows down to me-Utah Phillips

    by TerryDarc on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 09:40:03 AM PDT

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