Don’t quit your day job: Clint Eastwood explains his convention speech

Clint Eastwood’s dialogue with an empty chair  — a stand-in for an invisible President Obama — at the Republican convention puzzled and amused watchers. Now he explains:

“There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down,” Mr. Eastwood said. “When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I’ll just put the stool out there, and I’ll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn’t keep all of the promises he made to everybody.”

Adding:

“They’ve got this crazy actor who’s 82 years old up there in a suit,” he said. “I was a mayor, and they’re probably thinking I know how to give a speech, but even when I was mayor I never gave speeches. I gave talks.”

Eastwood is not performing anywhere at the moment, but on Broadway, there’s “Harvey,” where the lead character talks to a giant invisible rabbit.

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