Eastwood interview brings national spotlight to
Pine Cone (briefly)
Published: September 14, 2012
HERE’S HOW famous Clint Eastwood is: The
world will beat a path to your door just because you talked to
The Pine Cone’s interview with the former mayor about his
appearance at the Republican National Convention — the only one
he’s given since the event — hit the Internet last Thursday at 9
p.m. Overnight, pretty much nobody noticed except the paper’s
But at 6:45 the next morning, a link to The Pine Cone’s story
went up on powerlineblog.com, a respected website of commentary
and aggregated content from around the web. At about the same
time, a link to The Pine Cone’s Eastwood story was added to a
similar site, instapundit.com. A few minutes later, the Drudge
Report picked up the story and put it on its front page. And
then the floodgates opened.
“Whether they loved what Eastwood said to the Republicans or
hated it, everybody seemed very interested in the details about
how he decided what to say, what transpired behind the scenes,
and how Eastwood reacted to the hoopla he caused,” said Pine
Cone publisher Paul Miller, who wrote the story. “By 10 o’clock
on Friday, our office was besieged with phone calls and emails.”
“Inside Edition,” “Nightline” and The NBC News bureau in
Burbank were among the early callers, wanting to know if Miller
had any video or audio tape of his Eastwood interview (he
didn’t). The Canadian Broadcasting Company and KCBS radio in San
Francisco also called, wanting interviews with Miller.
Associated Press reporter Greg Risling was on the phone seeking verification the story wasn’t a hoax. MSNBC emailed a request for Miller to be a guest on its Sunday week-in-review show, “Weekends with Alex Witt.” CNN also wanted him for a live shot. Etc., etc.
“My 15 minutes of fame had definitely started,” Miller said.
“It was like a flood, or a riptide,” said his daughter, Hannah,
23, who works the front office at The Pine Cone on Fridays.
“Every time I tried to step away from my desk for a minute, the
phone dragged me back.”
As the morning progressed, thousands of websites, newspapers
and radio and TV stations around the country began to carry
versions of The Pine Cone’s Eastwood interview.
Many, such as the New York Times, Huffington Post and Chicago
Tribune, posted links to The Pine Cone’s story on their
websites, along with some original reporting about what Eastwood
Other media reporters and commentators, such as the Washington
Post’s Jen Chaney and breitbart.com’s John Nolte, began to
speculate why Eastwood had chosen The Pine Cone for his first
interview, despite receiving interview requests from numerous
By talking to The Pine Cone, Eastwood “may be hoping to blunt any impact the whole episode will have on publicity [for his next movie]. Or he may have simply felt like talking to The Pine Cone. Or both.” Chaney wrote.
Others took a strictly humorous approach. “Last week Eastwood
talked to an empty chair, this week to a pine cone,” tweeted
former Bill Clinton adviser Paul Begala.
And Jimmy Kimmel joked that “Carmel Pine Cone” sounded like a
new autumn drink at Starbucks.
But some commentators were miffed or condescending. “Clint
Eastwood explained himself to The Carmel Pine Cone,” said
Anderson Cooper on his primetime show on CNN. “I’m sure we’ve
all heard of it.”
“I’m surprised he would say that, because his show is an
aggregator of the web, just like everybody else,” said Joe
Malchow, whose consulting firm, Publir, specializes in Internet
commentary and blogging sites. “The Pine Cone is the master of
news in Carmel, and when something important happens there, it’s
The Pine Cone you go to.”
Meanwhile, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC all reported The Pine Cone’s
scoop repeatedly throughout the day, “Eastwood interview” was
one of the most searched terms on Google, Yahoo and other search
engines, and the original version of the story was being
downloaded from The Pine Cone’s site almost 10,000 times an
As the big media outlets reported The Pine Cone’s Eastwood
story, emails to Miller from readers began to pour in. Many
expressed appreciation to Eastwood for the things he said at the
convention and praised The Pine Cone for reporting his response
to the criticism he received. Others thought the story was
further proof of Eastwood’s “foolishness.” And quite a few
people wanted the paper to send Eastwood a song they had written
or their brilliant idea for a movie. The paper also added
hundreds of subscribers to its email edition.
Friday evening, “NBC Nightly News” and “ABC World News Tonight”
carried full reports about the Eastwood story, filling the TV
screens of millions of viewers with closeups of The Pine Cone’s
front page and quoting the story extensively. Sunday, Miller
appeared on MSNBC, and Monday he was on CNN. But by later in the
week, the furor had ended.
“Now it’s back to the water shortage, pensions for public
employees, the police log and dogs without leashes,” Miller
- Eastwood reaction galore
The following is a sample of the emails received by The Pine Cone from Friday to Sunday in reaction to the interview with Clint Eastwood published Sept. 7.
‘What’s up with Clint?’
“When a politican doesn’t do the job, It’s time to let him go.”
I don’t agree with this remark made by Clint Eastwood to an
empty chair at the National Republican Convention in Tampa on
September 6. Clint also said that we “don’t have to worship
politicians like they were royalty or something.” What? Is Clint
Eastwood senile or something? Nobody worships Barack Obama. I
think the public media is pretty fair and balanced about
national election coverage (except for Fox News, The Wall Street
Journal and The Carmel Pine Cone). Barack Obama is our first
black president, and we should support him, despite the damage
that George W. Bush did to our economy and our international
relations. Stick with the Obama/Biden ticket in November.
They’ll do it better next time, maybe.
Carol Marquart, Pacific Grove
‘Clint is timeless’
As I watched the Republican Convention, it was so-so as
conventions go. Then Clint Eastwood took the stage, along with
an empty chair, and necks began to crane, wondering, I suppose,
why he wasn’t sitting on it. It soon became apparent as he began
to talk, what the purpose of the chair was. When he got directly
to the point, I’ll bet the Good Ol’ Boys backstage were really
sweating. Our family laughed until we cried, because any sort of
humor in both parties is strictly out.
The newspapers here in Florida tried not to label Clint, but
the Democrats labeled him as old, and out of touch. I must say,
as far as the “little people” are concerned, Clint is neither.
He remained true to his beliefs, stated them well, and turned
the convention into a laughing, cheering bunch. No sad faces
there, and no political correctness!
We appreciate what Clint said, and we’d like to say a hearty
thank you to him for his honesty & the courage for saying
exactly what was on his mind. By the way, for us, Clint is
timeless, and I hope that everyone realizes what a good guy he
Nancy Pitcher, Avon Park, Fla.
Applause for Clint
Let’s give a big round of applause to Clint Eastwood for
stating that “Obama is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on the
American public.” Amen to that; Obama’s whole life is a hoax and
a lot more people are onto the real intentions of this
president. The movie “2016” ought to open a lot of minds to what
this administration’s real goals are. If we lose this election,
it will be the end of the United States of America as we know
it. At least one Hollywood actor has the gumption to state the
Karen Foster, Glenwood Springs, Colo.
‘What do you hate?’
Putting aside your admiration for Clint Eastwood and outrage
that anyone would dare to criticize him, one wonders at the
“objectivity” of your editorial page.
I personally liked Mr. Eastwood in the era when he ran for
mayor of Carmel to build the buildings that were denied. He is
now much richer and more influential.
However, as Bill Clinton said in his talk to the DNC, why do
you have to hate the people that disagree with you? In a
democracy it’s OK to disagree with people, that’s what makes the
world go around. Calling people names because they have
different opinions than you (left-wing shill) calls into
question your objectivity. One would hope you might keep this in
mind when writing editorials.
C. David Jensen, Carmel
Obama’s ‘Godless agenda’
Clint Eastwood “made my day” with his “Invisible Obama” speech
at the Republican National Convention. He is right in claiming
that “Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetuated on the
Four years ago, Obama campaigned for the “audacity of hope,”
appearing as an “angel of light.” Since becoming president, he
has militantly and forcefully fought to establish and entrench
in the minds, hearts, souls and behavior of Americans the dark
evils of abortion, sterilization, homosexuality, contraception
and embryonic stem-cell research. Where religious freedom and
the economy are concerned, he has become the “invisible
Now that his mask is off, Americans can no longer sit on the
sidelines and allow themselves to be ruled by a president drunk
with power. They must engage Obama’s challenge. They must take
up the good fight to ensure that he is not given another term in
which to destroy the very soul of America with his anti-life,
anti-family, anti-religious policies.
It’s nice to see that there are still some “beautiful people”
left in decadent Hollywood that have not been totally taken in
by the charlatan Obama and his Godless agenda.
Hopefully, some of them will take the hint and leave their egos
at the door long enough to become a “Magnum Force” for Romney to
take the White House this November.
Paul Kokoski, Hamilton, Ontario
More Eastwoods needed
He nailed it. We need more Eastwoods in this world. We are
running too short on integrity.
D.S. Snyder, Roseville
Thanks for ‘great reporting’
Bravo! You guys actually reported just the facts! My husband
and I (From California, but now living in Alabama) loved Mr.
Eastwood’s speech. He hit it perfectly. Now we, like many others
around the country have an empty chair sitting on our front
lawn. Thanks again for your great reporting.
Leah McComas, Eufaula, Ala.
‘Unbiased, objective article’
That was an excellent, unbiased and objective article on
the Clint Eastwood’s speech at the
Republican Convention and its aftermath. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It was also good to be able to catch a glimpse of what Mr. Eastwood felt about the media reaction to his ‘presentation’ from all sides, as well as what he felt about it in retrospect; all of this particularly in light of it being as improvisational as apparently it was. It is something that I wondered about after the convention was over, and the your writing responded to my curiosity.
Thank you for a very insightful article. I’m
recommending it to everyone I know.
Kevin McGrath, Santa Monica
‘Thanks for not making it short’
Thanks very much for the story on Clint Eastwood’s RNC
appearance. I was one of those cheering for him that evening.
I was concerned about the numerous attacks on him that same
night and the days after. I didn’t want him to regret the things
he said. But I guess he’s doing fine and his fans shouldn’t
Please let him know that his follow up comment that Obama was a
hoax is just as sweet, and it is music to our ears.
I’ve seen Clint Eastwood’s movie, “Josey Wales,” numerous times
and I have to say that it is my favorite. I refuse to see his
movies where his character is killed; I just can’t stand it.
Don’t we just wish that he’d stick around forever; the man and
the actor? He is one of those people I wish would never get old.
I enjoyed reading the story. Thanks for not making it short.
Elena McHone, Marina
‘Takes a man with strong character’
Just read your newspaper article about Mr. Eastwood. I, too,
thought his presentation was offbeat, but HILARIOUS! Most middle
of the road folks like me found him a breath of fresh air
amongst the cookie-cutter convention speeches. He hit the nail
on the head. I was one of those willing to give Obama a chance
four years ago, but he never lived up to the hype. Nobody’s
perfect, but it’s become very apparent that he’s in way over his
head. It’s definitely time to let him go.
Please convey to Mr. Eastwood there are lots of Texans quite
proud of him for verbalizing what so many of us have been
thinking. He didn’t have to stick his neck out and become a
media target. Takes a man with strong character to do that.
Congrats to you, too, for the fine article you wrote. I really
enjoyed reading it. I wish you continued success!
Dayna Fowler, Fort Worth, Texas
‘Few left like you’
You’re nothing less than a modern day Patriot, no matter who
votes for whom. I sincerely appreciate your superb writing
skills, intellect, sense of humor, irreverence (Lord knows we
need it) and lay of the land.
You’re fair, you’re honest, you dodge bullets literally every
day for just being objective, but somehow that’s not enough for
people who disagree with you thinking you’re not supporting
“their agenda” instead of the “objective agenda”.
You’re one in 300 million and there are few left like you.
Do you realize despite the criticism, bodily harm and death
threats you receive every week, how many people count on you,
rely on you, respect and adore you?
Tiny thoughts from a big fan.
Jenny Russell, Malibu
‘Bamboozled by empty chair’
I thoroughly enjoyed your article on Clint Eastwood and his
“Mission Accomplished” comment. I have to agree with the
brilliant and successful actor. His mission was accomplished and
he really ticked off the left wing extremists. His “empty chair”
performance in Tampa speaks volumes not only about Mr.
Eastwood’s intellect, but he gave us more than we expected. I
admire him and his non-use of the teleprompter, and for being
truly honest with the audience.
I only wish we had more citizens like Clint Eastwood, as he
still has the knowledge, the brains and the grit to let the
people of America know they are being bamboozled by the “empty
chair” in the White House. America loves this man (Americans
with brains, that is).
Both my husband and I are senior citizens and we have enjoyed
Clint Eastwood throughout the years, even going to Carmel and
dining at the Hog’s Breath Inn (when he owned it) in hopes of
having a chance to meet him. We love all his movies, his acting
and, most of all, his political expertise in being able to
expose the man in the oval office.
“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the
American people,” says Mr. Eastwood. He hit the nail right on
the head. You cannot fool the Hollywood legend.
Thank you so much for writing this article and for getting Mr. Eastwood’s comments out to all. We love this man.
Jan Herron, Evergreen, Colo.
Obama ‘worn out, stale’
Great interview and discussion on the “Clint Eastwood empty
chair.” I thought Eastwood was brilliant! The entire “schtick”
was witty, creative, and to the point! Obama is a worn out,
stale reflection of the past. We desperately need new
leadership, and Clint’s portrayal of Obama took him apart piece
by piece. His failed promises, policies, lack of leadership on
anything, were clearly on display by Clint Eastwood that night.
I believe the left was taken aback that their chosen “Messiah”
was finally taken down on center stage. Oh the horror of it all!
Thomas Garchar, Coral Springs, Fla.
‘Republicans’ propaganda machine’
It should have been George W. Bush, not President Obama, that
Clint Eastwood interrogated during Eastwood’s mean-spirited
appearance at the Republican convention. Republicans have
conveniently eliminated the shameful Bush-Cheney years from
their propaganda machine.
Frank DiMarco, Portland, Ore.
‘A true patriot’
Thanks for a great interview of Clint Eastwood. He is a true
patriot: courageous, unequivocal and selfless.
He stands on the shoulders of those who came before him.
Denise Jordan, Lynden, Wash.
Obama ‘dividing the country’
Thank you for your article. The only way I got to read it was
through the Drudge Report, which I scan every day for the true
journalistic writing, the best of which never seems to get
posted “out there!”
I am 69 years old and am bored by the scripted, politically
correct, liberal talking heads of the media, constantly trying
to sway us to their way of thinking. I thought Clint Eastwood’s
presentation was refreshing and he was speaking what he sees as
truth. And it was the truth! Obama and his handlers did pull the
wool over our eyes, but some of us older ones could see the
truth. An empty suit and an empty chair ran this great nation
for four years, bypassing Congress to play President, guessing
at what would work best to divide the citizens and weaken the
Thank you again. I pray for our country and hope that
Romney/Ryan will prevail and we can get on with nation building!
Phyllis Douthat, Richmond, Va.
‘Very effective message’
Please get the message to Mr. Eastwood that he did an
outstanding job at the Republican Convention. His
appearance was very meaningful and refreshing—it was very
effective. He is being criticized only because he got his
message across too well. Apparently the crowd there loved him,
and the “average Joes” at home loved him. I am so thankful he is
a “star” who will take a stand for our country.
Rita Purser, Star, Miss.
‘I might have to stir things up’
Thank you for the great article about Clint Eastwood’s speech.
His speech was creative and it just goes to show why he’s been
so successful, in all of his life’s work. Your coverage of the
background and behind the scenes was easy to read and
comprehensive. I almost felt like I was standing there watching
over Mr. Eastwood’s shoulder. Nice job.
My wife and I were in Carmel-By-The-Sea for our honeymoon.
Beautiful area. We stayed at Tickle Pink Inn and had a great
time. We also walked down to the beach at the end of Ocean
Avenue. We enjoyed visiting the aquarium and Bixby Bridge. We
love the area and hope to return soon. I plan to live in the Bay
I wrote a few provocative articles for the Florida Political
Press and All Right Magazine about a year ago. I just had to
step away, but think I might have to stir things up again, after
reading your inspirational piece.
Rob Reilly, Orlando, Fla.
‘The man with no game’
I saw your story on Clint Eastwood from a Drudge link. Great
write up. I’ve printed it out and will pass it around.
I suppose it could have been titled “The man with no name vs.
the man with no game.”
M. Norris, Magnolia, Texas
Pine Cone causes excitement
We receive the Pine Cone online and were waiting excitedly for
your story Friday morning about Clint. (Even read it before we
left for golf at 6:30 a.m.)
When we heard Brian Williams on NBC news say, “Clint had
finally broken his silence,” I said, “He will NEVER credit The
Pine Cone,” but Andrea Mitchell covered a few of the highlights
of the story and even showed the front page of The Pine Cone!
Congratulations on making NBC Nightly News. You always have the
“inside story” on many subjects, and it was great to see you get
the credit you deserve.
Harry & Karen Galloway, Folsom
Congratulations on a great article on Clint Eastwood and his
convention appearance. I saw it mentioned on Drudge first, read
it and shared it with others. As the day went on, I heard it on
the Tom Marr Show (WCBM Baltimore), on Rush Limbaugh, and Sean
Hannity, and I know others are talking about it too. Your
article seems to have a life of its own now. Super job!
I thought Clint did a wonderful job with his “empty chair” bit
— really got his point across. It was interesting to read the
timeline you outlined of how he came to using that chair at
practically the last minute.
I’m so glad you are getting so much publicity for The Carmel
Mary Anne Barothy, Baltimore, Md.
Politicians are ‘useless blowhards’
Thank you so much for your exclusive interview with Clint
Eastwood. I am one of those independent thinkers who regard most
politicians as useless blowhards. Eastwood was absolutely
marvelous in his performance at the RNC. The fact that it caused
such consternation among the lunatic left meant it achieved its
purpose. I was amused to see Bill Maher stating that Eastwood
“killed them,” a back-handed compliment followed by his
describing Eastwood as a “political a—hole.” Let’s see ... Maher
contributed $1,000,000 to Obama’s re-election campaign. If Obama
fails to be returned to office, who will be the political
Noel Feustel, Bayport, N.Y.
I read your article on Clint Eastwood’s speech this morning.
Patrick Henry gave a memorable speech at St. John’s Church in
which he encouraged all Americans to wage war for freedom and
liberty. My blood-uncle did not use an “empty chair” when he
said “give me liberty or give me death,” but I know that he
would be very pleased with Mr. Eastwood’s “make my day” at a
critical moment in our nation’s history. Please pass on my
support to Mr. Eastwood on behalf of my uncle. I know Uncle
Patrick would be proud. Mr. Eastwood is in my family’s prayers.
Austin Davis, Nashville, Tenn.
‘What an 80-year-old can do’
I want to thank you for your piece on Mr. Eastwood’s “Empty
Chair” bit at the RNC. Your article filled in some of the
background of just how much thought Mr. Eastwood put into the
That was a fabulous spin Mr. Eastwood put on what the oval office has been since January 2009. The added touch of dead teleprompters just put the bit over the top for just how shallow and empty Mr. Obama is. I only wish I could thank Mr. Eastwood for his performance.
The mainstream media missed a great opportunity to get the
whole story of what a great actor can do even if he is over 80.
Les Cable, North Platte, Neb.
Eastwood ‘a gentleman’
I love your article about Mr. Eastwood! He was the best thing
about the convention for me. My late husband (and two of his
brothers) were in Outlaw Josey Wales when it was shot here in
Oroville. Clint was a pleasure to work with and such a gentleman
always. Being in the movie with him was a highlight of my Jim’s
life. I admire him greatly for his honesty and bravery to come
out as a conservative in la la land Hollywood. Only because he
is the greatest star to come from there can he do it. It is
always difficult to be a conservative thinker in this state.
Berthe Mastelotto, Oroville
Struggling in this economy
I want to thank you for getting a follow up interview with
Clint Eastwood. It was great to hear his reaction to the media’s
criticism, and it was encouraging to hear that he was aware of
the positive support he got from many Americans. For myself and
my family, it’s great to have someone in Hollywood have the
balls to be a conservative and tell it like is. Clint was right
about a lot of things he said, especially being able to
relate to the average American. My family and I, like most
Americans, are struggling in this economy. I am thankful that we
are better off than most, but I still have to work hard just to
make ends meet. To see Clint Eastwood at The RNC was a
great motivation. His comments were genuine and a welcome break
from the b.s. we are spoon fed from the media on a daily
basis. Feel free to let him know that another “average” American
is behind his appearance 100 percent. Thanks again for the
Peter-James Miller, Lake Mary, Fla.
‘Ought to be preserved’
Greatly enjoyed your interview with Mr. Eastwood. It was
informative and gave me an insight into his thinking I never had
before. Mr. Eastwood’s “performance” at the convention was a
highlight and ought to be preserved for the gem it is.
Thank you again for the interview. I have subscribed to the PDF
edition of your newspaper. It also looks like a gem.
Ron Lankford. Nashville, Tenn.
‘Set record straight’
I absolutely loved Clint Eastwood’s speech. Please thank him
for a grateful nation. Mr. Eastwood is a treasure, and I’m so
glad you had an opportunity to set the record straight with him.
Marcia Berkowitz, Maui, Hawaii
‘Trembles’ at Obama
I have been an admirer of Clint Eastwood as a fine actor who
epitomizes all that is good and decent about the ordinary
American. He is perfectly right in his analysis that the current
U.S President is the worst thing that happened to the country
and the world. But Obama is a charismatic person who speaks
well. That is where Romney/Ryan must change.
I tremble at the thought of another four years under this
Kumar Soysa, Toronto, Canada
‘A good read’
I just read your feature about Clint Eastwood. I not only
read it word for word, but called my husband at work and said
that he must read this on his lunch break, as much for the
writing style as the content.
Wow: A feature that is grammatically correct, that flows
beautifully, that is big on color, background and
context, that knows how how to be selective with
a good quote and (miracle of miracles) that was
written by writer who does not insinuate himself in the
story. Imagine an interview with Eastwood without an “I”
look-at-me pronoun from the writer.
When was the last time I read a news feature as
effortlessly, with such good detail that gave readers an inside
seat on Mr. Eastwood’s day leading up to his speech, and the
aftermath? Can’t recall.
The day prior to the GOP convention, I heard a radio
report leading with “hundreds of journalists” descend on
Tampa. My husband looked at me and said, “too bad someone forgot
to invite any reporters.”
Well, at least one reporter was watching.
Thanks again for what has become, sadly, all too rare in print
media: “a good read.”
Let’s hope that what Mr. Eastwood said, and today’s employment numbers, stick in enough brains in the polling booth come November.
Dorothy Lipovenko, Montreal, Canada
‘Very bright seniors’
Thank you for an excellent review of Clint Eastwood’s
presentation at the RNC. We are very bright seniors here and
share most of the left/right positions of Mr. Eastwood and none
of the extremes of either party. The presentation was fun,
informative, and on the mark, except for deriding Vice President
Biden. Those of us who watched the Nixon impeachment process
have never had a high opinion of Joe’s intellect but over the
years he has proven to be a decent guy. Maybe we should
acknowledge that quality in our public figures.
Everett Stewart, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
‘Near idolotrous adulation’
I have been a fan of Clint Eastwood since Rawhide days. He is
one of Hollywood’s best without a doubt.
His comments were right-on about Obama. A hoax of monstrous
proportion ladled upon an unsuspecting, non-critical electorate
seeking something for nothing.
And even worse is the near idolatrous adulation of a guy
selling snake oil solutions. The world has seen this political
act before. Obama never held a job in the real world of business
where people put their and/or investor money to work to make or
build something. He is a political animal and nothing else. Time
for the USA to wake up and stop drinking the progressive
Ed Keele, Overland Park, Kan.
I would like to send my thanks to Clint Eastwood for his
convention presentation. It is refreshing to see that there are
some people on the left coast that can still make level-headed
decisions without being influenced by the hoard of far-lefts out
This country has become so polarized that it is difficult for
the average person to come to a logical conclusion about the
presidency. To me, the best way is to see what a candidate has
done rather than what they say or promise. That is why Clint’s
presentation was so important because so many people look up to
Our country is moving into difficult times, and if President
Obama wins, the problems will get worse. The gulf between
well-off and poor has gotten much larger, and Obama’s populist
campaign has so polarized this country that it is becoming such
a deep hole we will have trouble digging our way out. That is
Obama’s legacy, I believe, and one he will never shake.
Rob Aydelette, Naples, Fla.
We thoroughly enjoyed your newspaper’s piece on Clint Eastwood
because it seemed as though the interview was printed without
any bias and that Mr. Eastwood’s word were relayed as he meant
them to be. It was refreshing.
Karen and Frank DeFeo, Benson, Vt.
I’m a independent moderate who has always respected
Clint. He aimed at reaching my demographic and did nothing
but embarrass himself at the convention. The extent to
which he is out of touch is remarkable and to call our President
‘the greatest hoax ever’ is disrespectful and absurd. The
greatest hoax ever was his Thalberg Award given the list of crap
he’s released the last five years.
Lucas A. Ortega, New York, N.Y.
‘Save us from far left, far right’
Thank you for giving us a different slant on Clint Eastwood’s
speech at the RNC. I personally thought it was very clever, and
I say, “Thank goodness,” for those very few brave souls in
Hollywood who dare speak out. Do you know what kills me? The
Democrats. They like to suggest their inclusiveness but when it
comes to another point of view, that’s where it ends. From the
East coast here in Maine I would like to suggest, and can only
pray, that perhaps the election will be lost by the far left. I,
too, am one of those Independents who is pro choice and supports
gay marriage but fiscally I’m totally conservative — kinda like
I run my household. Save us from the far left and the far right!
Jean Gildersleeve, York, Maine