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Clint Eastwood’s heart may have been in the right place, when he accepted the invitation to speak at the Republican National Convention, Thursday (Aug. 30), but his mind was clearly somewhere else. Possibly at home with his daughters telling a story about “the good old days,” because from the sounds of it, that’s exactly what he thought he was doing.

Rather than firing up the crowd for Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech, Eastwood confused and amused all while his chair (holding an invisible President Obama) taunted him in the distance.

 

The 82-year-old stopped in the middle of his speech several times, and turned to hold an intimate conversation with the chair, eliciting more nervous laughter from the audience. At one point, he slammed Obama for being a lawyer, apparently forgetting that Romney also went to Harvard Law School.

“I never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to be presidents anyway. I think it’s maybe time for, maybe a uh, business man, how about that? A stellar business man. Quote on quote ‘a stellar businessman,'” Eastwood rambled.

Although he was met with cheers (again, from utter confusion), veteran news anchor Brian Williams was powerless against the looming awkwardness and broke into a short but heartfelt chuckle just before offering commentary on the speech. “I’m reminded that he starred in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and I think people will find parts of all three to  talk about,” Williams said.

After that speech one thing is clear: Mr. Eastwood has no idea where he is, or what’s going on in America.

Also, he looked pretty sleepy.

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