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Personal story segment tonight movie icon Clint Eastwood known to be an independent thinker and holds many traditional values -- yesterday some -- surprised.
To see mr.
Eastwood in a Chrysler ad that played during a Super Bowl.
Who people are out of work very cool they're all wondering what -- gonna do is truly come back and and we're all scared because this is -- -- a little something about.
And they almost lost everything.
-- what we all pull together and -- now motor city is fighting again.
-- this country champion knocked out with one punch we get right back up again when we -- the world's gonna hit -- -- -- -- -- Halftime America.
Our second -- about to Begin.
Well -- Republicans did not like that -- I was frankly offended but I'm a huge fan of Clint Eastwood I thought it was an extremely well -- -- But is a sign of what happens when you have Chicago style politics and the present United States -- political minions are in essence from using our tax dollars.
The by corporate -- you.
-- -- just moments ago before -- time please we gave us a statement I'm gonna read you -- I just wanna say that the spin stops that you guys is no spin and that bad on that -- certain.
I am certainly not politically affiliated with mr.
It was meant to be message just about job growth in the spirit of America I think all politicians -- agree with that I thought -- -- was okay not sporting any politician.
-- to their credit didn't even have parts of the add anything they gave me.
Went to charity.
And if Obama or any of the politician wants to run with the spirit of the I say go for it on quote Clint Eastwood.
All right now.
Paul I take him at his word.
That this was -- an over political latter anything that Clint Eastwood did for pres Obama do you take him at his work.
Well from -- perspective yes absolutely I don't know he's an honest -- I know this guy for a long time he's -- spirited -- you could possibly my group are.
So with subliminally.
Karl Rove and you took it as a favorable to a -- let's -- advertising is all about trying to live this is a car as well.
Yes but the reason why edge works is because.
When we're not thinking we're thinking.
There's something else happening it's branding literally went on grabs you about the he had that made you think it was in favor of the president.
It to me it was a classic -- -- thank you for bailing us out the only way -- saving about -- you didn't have to say it's -- it's always you took it has.
Because pres Obama put a lot of stimulus money.
Detroit that's right that this was a thank you for doing that mr.
-- We were here a year ago tonight talking about how Eminem.
The Eminem -- that originally started the Detroit is on its way back movement was a political play.
This was an ad that follow the edge of the -- way to go ahead at the filed a year a year ago when Detroit first came up at the end the Detroit is on its way back.
Buy American cars it was a very successful that.
Try to let's do it again and they -- if Chrysler said I've got everybody in Detroit said let's let -- different.
-- is that that Smart guys like mr.
Paul Callan called role you would you would see them both and a Smart guys okay and are they took did.
They took to it.
As the pace of liberal political message that the government in Washington.
Giving taxpayer money to private industry to keep them from going down.
Was worthy in good that's how they took a tour and and you know.
That's the usable of civil had to be taken and we wanna when I sort of got you take -- doubt -- that my father economic absence -- would announce he's running for office.
That was my first -- that he was actually doing that I'd have to he's join affiliate stimulus or or bail out money didn't enter your mind at all now know -- okay.
This is a fascinating discussion okay so now Eastwood who I think try to do a good thing.
All right would you both see -- he try to do a good thing he's -- trying to get Americans say we're coming back.
We're gonna rally around we had bad times we'll work our way out of that we've always -- throughout his eyes get -- -- As an ideologue he's caught in the political wars so you know it and that's why people are cautious about doing any of this stuff I don't think that's fair he's with -- -- But I'm sure also his PR people and has been and his people overall saying you're gonna have to answer some tough questions when they ask you you know what -- one punch what's the second puncture.
Going to refer to is it a first term.
If it is it war how well -- -- -- else does -- match up with -- -- it.
But I know it is yeah I believe me he's not he's not -- anybody elected copy it and write the top dog needed.
But he read a copy and he's a director -- an actor he knows the words he's saying anyone over and over and over.
I don't really think -- entered into his mind but I could be wrong about from -- two point from Martin's perfect at any at you do that's different they didn't show car.
They didn't say what it was where it was a you know come back America any -- -- that's different is going to get hit in you're gonna take some -- that second point that was at the very of the net he talks about.
When America gets knocked down they come back -- reminded me up but didn't I didn't think Obama I thought rally.
President Bush standing on the on the on 9/11 at the that he what trend Thursday giving your thought pretty soon fell -- I thought it was something of a beloved look we all have to rally to get -- come back and by the way it was in some kind of context because Clint -- had done a movie called grand Torino.
In Detroit I think he probably feels bad warn the city which -- -- and another.
Isn't one I think -- real -- way is number one it's an election the -- is gonna get the benefit of the doubt there's certainly some ambiguity there.
And that's the that's why there's so much -- we got Karl Rove coming on tomorrow I'll ask him about -- takes about your fish.