Hollywood conservative Clint Eastwood gave a rather puzzling speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, questioning an imaginary Barack Obama symbolized by an empty chair next to the podium. The so-called "mystery" guest ripped the president on a variety of subjects, from America's high unemployment to Guantanamo to the war in Afghanistan. The octogenarian actor at one point turned to chair and said, "I'm not going to shut up. It's my turn."
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