At the height of the tightly-scripted Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., actor Clint Eastwood made a "surprise" appearance, delivering a sometimes humorous, other times scathing speech which, according to Mitt Romney's campaign, was entirely ad-libbed. Billed heavily earlier in the day as the night's "mystery guest," Eastwood threw the crowd some bones, including making use of his famous Dirty Harry line, "Make my day."
The real star of the evening, though, was the vacant chair next to him that was supposed to represent President Obama.
Engaging the chair in conversation, Eastwood criticized the inanimate object for everything from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to the president's change of heart on closing the U.S. prison at Guantanamo. "When somebody doesn't do the job, you gotta let `em go," Eastwood said.