In the 2 "recommended," diaries that are up now about the Eastwood fiasco, I urged someone to diary that the DNC needs to have Bob Newhart as mystery, surprise speaker at our convention. I urged someone to diary the idea because (1) I'm a pretty poor wordsmith, and (2) I hate people throwing tomatoes and booing and hissing at me. Obviously, Eastwood was channeling Bob Newhart by talking to the empty chair...it's what Newhart does best. He even humorously tweeted this morning that he understood Eastwood was channeling him, and he is now talking to his attorneys. Imagine the optics:
Bob Newhart strolls out on stage to the surprise of the crowd, which has been led to think all week that the surprise guest is Robert Redford. Bob asks for a chair, a chair exactly like the one Eastwood used. Bob spends some minutes talking to the chair with that deadpan expression, reminding us of Pres Obama's many accomplishments. After a few minutes of this, the curtain starts to move strangely....then Pres Obama strolls out and sits in the empty chair. The crowd goes wild! Americans fall out of their chairs laughing at the take down of the RNC & Eastwood. In fact, it is the biggest collective laugh that America ever enjoyed, maybe even surpassing the surprise ending of The Bob Newhart show when Bob woke up in the bed with Emily. Because of the collective laughter, and the joy in everyone's hearts, our country is healed of its partisan divide....we are made one, again.
A girl can daydream, can't she? Anyone know if Bob Newhart is even a Dem?