President Obama Zings Clint Eastwood Via Twitter
The simple picture of the president in a chair and a clever line was instantly retweeted 17,000 times.
Is this the president saying "make my day?"
Clint Eastwood baffled some pundits with a speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday. During his 15-minute remarks, he addressed an empty chair with the conceit that President Barack Obama was actually sitting in it.
Describing the emotion surrounding Obama’s 2008 election, Eastwood said to the chair: “I was even crying. And then finally -- and I haven't cried that hard since I found out that there is 23 million unemployed people in this country.”
And indicting the administration for what he described as its failures, Eastwood said: “So, Mr. President, how do you handle promises that you have made when you were running for election, and how do you handle them?”
Now that empty chair is taking on a life of its own.
A picture sent from Obama's Twitter account early Friday morning showed the Comander in Chief sitting in a presidential chair:
Though the tweet was noticabely not signed "-bo" as tweets from the account are when the president pens them himself, that hasn't dampened its popularity. The tweet has been retweeted more than 17,000 times and favorited by more than 7,000 people.
Meanwhile, a fake, @InvisibleObama account has already gained 32,000 followers, sending pithy missives about a chair without anyone sitting in it.