Eastwood Confused, Dismayed by Today’s ‘Perverted Politics’
Posted on Oct 7, 2008
Seasoned film star and “Changeling” director Clint Eastwood says American politics aren’t what they used to be; in fact, the grizzled sort-of-libertarian thinks they’re even a little “perverted”—but not like that.
“Now, of course, everybody is promising everything,” Eastwood continued. “That’s the only way to get elected: You have to promise to give people all kinds of stuff. You have to give away new cars like on Oprah or something. We’ll give you anything to go down and vote. It’s kind of perverted politics as far as I’m concerned. Whether Mr. McCain or Mr. Obama. ... Whatever happens there, who knows? There are a lot of promises going on there, too. It’s a very confusing era.”
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