President Obama bought Clint Eastwood’s chair – and he put it in the Lincoln Bedroom.
President Obama has been a big fan of Clint Eastwood and loves his hits like “Mystic River” and “Million Dollar Baby”.
“He is a great actor, and an even better director,” Obama told USA Today aboard Air Force One en route to a campaign stop in Iowa Saturday. “I think the last few movies that he’s made have been terrific.”
Obama loved Clint Eastwood’s chair routine. “The President thought Clint was hysterical and agreed with a lot of what he was saying. And he loved, he loved the chair,” said a White House aide. “He loved it so much he bought the chair and put it in the Lincoln Bedroom.”
Eastwood’s rambling 12-minute performance is something that Obama hopes to emulate in his acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Obama said that he will use the same technique Eastwood did. Obama will talk to the chair, pretending that he is talking to himself. “He’s going to talk to the chair about what his hopes and dreams for his Presidency were and how the Republicans sat on everything he wanted to do. He wants to bring ‘the chair’ forward to a new America. An American where Clint Eastwood doesn’t have to talk to chairs,” said a top White House aide.
Obama has been practicing with the chair: