Whether you tuned in to see it live or peeped it online after the fact, you have no doubt experienced, in some form, Clint Eastwood’s landmark speech to Invisible Obama at the Republican National Convention. By most living people’s standards it was an incredible display of crappiness– what with the 82-year-old stammering and muttering and responding to Invisible Obama telling Clint to go fuck himself during the improv comedy-meets-political stuff address to the RNC crowd.
But one person, iconic comedian Jackie Mason thinks Eastwood did just great! “I thought it was absolutely brilliant and all these commentators that are fiddling with it sound like idiots to me,” Mason said on WABC’s Aaron Klein Investigative Radio “They are trying to intellectualize it, interpreting it because it was too much comedy, it was inappropriate, it was insulting, it was bad taste. And these people are absolutely nuts.”
Mason, who was on the radio show to plug his YouTube channel and an upcoming concert date, also said when Eastwood (who Mason called “what’s his name” on first reference during his radio interview” stammered and paused throughout the speech it was done on purpose so that he could display the “meanderings of an older person who happens to be saying these things.”
You can hear all of Mason’s comments at WND.com. Or you can just watch what Jon Stewart had to say about the situation: