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  •  3 distinct issues (4+ / 0-)

    First, his politics have always leaned to the right, but the decision to express his political views with the RNC skit was a colossal mistake by the GOP and for Mr. Eastwood's legacy. Now he is compounding the error by continuing to address the issue. Both he and the party were diminished by that spectacle and he must be delusional to think further discussion about it will change that reality.

    Second, his work as a director is recognized among his peers and the general public as superlative. He is one of the fortunate people who make a lot of money doing what they love and what they are good at doing. Unfortunately, many people conflate fame or excellence in a discrete skill with insight about public policy. He is a skillful and accomplished director with unenlightened and anachronistic political views.

    Finally, his character as a person can best be illustrated by reviewing his actions during and after his relationship with Sondra Locke. He is a mean, petty, vindictive, selfish, dishonest, and unscrupulous person who used his power to hurt and cheat. His hypocrisy of calling someone out for "broken promises" is eclipsed only by his gall to now try to act like a victim.

    He would be better off letting this debacle fade from public memory instead of reminding people just how repugnant and irrational a person he really is; some leaders in the GOP wouldn't mind either.

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