Clint Eastwood has a new movie out, and it is not one in which he talks to an empty chair. Eastwood, who is a Libertarian, became an instant meme-celebrity after his appearance at the Republican National Convention in which he stood and talked to a chair. Taking the whole thing in stride, Eastwood appeared on Ellen to discuss not only that incident, but his beliefs about same-sex marriage.
Eastwood stated that “The condition of society right now, with the high unemployment rates and the tremendous debt we’re increasing and the government spending, we’d think there’d be [many more worthy issues] to think about [rather] that worrying about gay marriage.”
He went on to say “You’re socially liberal, leave everybody alone, but you believe in fiscal responsibility and you believe in government staying out of your life.”
With regards to his speech, he stated “The Democrats who were watching thought I was going senile, and the Republicans knew I was.”
To be fair, we here at LGR did not think that too much, but rather were of the opinion that the actor, who is not known for his stage work, would have been better off filming the segment.