Clint Eastwood’s Daughter: Not Voting for Mitt

Clint Eastwood’s daughter Francesca told TMZ that she won’t be voting for Mitt Romney, despite her father’s endorsement of the GOP candidate. When asked about her voting plans, Francesca

I happen to not be voting for the same man. But I love that he [my dad] stands up for what he believes in.

This will be Francesca’s first time voting; she is 18.

Francesca, her siblings and stepmother Dina Eastwood (not to be confused with Dina Lohan, troubled former child actress Lindsay Lohan’s equally troubled mother) are all part of a reality show Mrs. Eastwood & Company that follows Mrs. Eastwood as she tries to manage a boy-band and handle being the (very well-funded) mother of (very well-funded) teenagers.  Poor Clint, no wonder he talks to empty chairs, his family sounds bonkers. But at least Francesca has her own opinion.

Disagreeing with one’s parents on politics is a normal part of being an adult whether in real life or on TV (remember Meathead, Rob Reiner’s character on All in the Family?). And gods know, I nearly ruined a family meal when my mother said that Marcos had been good for the Philippines!  In what universe?!   If the facepalm.jpg had existed back then, I would have thought it.

Back to Francesca–it remains to be seen if politics will play a part in Mrs. Eastwood & Company. Clint seems a bit nonplussed about his missus’ project, as evidenced by his appearance last month on Ellen. He also seemed a bit disenchanted with the GOP as well. And his distaste for Francesca’s boyfriend is very clear!

Duh! Clint Eastwood’s GOP Comedy Routine Could Boost Movie’s Opening Weekend

The stunt presenter at the GOP convention was Clint Eastwood, who played a doddering, crotchety, ill-natured but loveable old coot talking to an empty chair. In the actor’s new movie, Trouble with the Curve which opens tomorrow, Eastwood plays a doddering, crotchety, ill-natured but loveable old coot who talks to baseball players.

It doesn’t take much of a stretch to realize that Eastwood saw the offer to appear before a national audience as major promotional opportunity for the father-daughter baseball story, which once again showcases Clint in the same light as his most recent roles in Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino  (doddering, crotchety, ill-natured but loveable old coot) and sort of like his doddering, crotchety, ill-natured but lovable young coot Philo Beddoe in Every Which Way But Loose and Any Which Way You Can, but opposite Amy Adams instead of an orangutan. Though they both have red hair.

(Turner Movie Classics saw an opportunity with Clint’s convention appearance and ran his spaghetti Westerns those whole weekend after the convention to capitalize on the the Empty Chair momentum, reminding us of what a crotchety young gunslinger he once was).

CNN’s The Wrap explains:

In an online survey conducted by ticket broker Fandango earlier this month, 61 percent of respondents said that they would be more inclined to see the film in the wake of his appearance with “the invisible Obama.” His occasionally rambling ant-Obama diatribe set off a storm of social media responses, most negative…

For potential filmgoers, it probably doesn’t hurt that the growling, obstinate crankiness displayed by aging baseball scout Gus in trailers and commercials for “Trouble With the Curve” doesn’t seem such much of a stretch for the 82-year-old Eastwood.

Eastwood made short work and corned beef out of his GOP appearance, telling Extra:

I figure if somebody’s dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get.

Late Night: The Dumbing of America


This song by Randy Newman is a parody. Not the funniest parody, not super satirically biting, and minus the images, it looses a lot. But sadly there are a number of commentors on YouTube that just don’t get that.  Is America getting stupider? Both Clint “I figure if somebody’s dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get” Eastwood and Rick Santorum seem to think a large percentage is.