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August 31, 2012


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I think attorneys are so busy , I still enjoy a good lawyer joke but this rambling thing by Eastwood is just weird.

Steven J Fromm

We are a distracted nation. No one ever talks about the real issues. We got some real problems in this country and to scape goat attorneys probably misses the point here. But I guess it is fun.


Jean Ogilvie - Eastwood has been divorced once & being a lawyer is not a requirement to serve in Congress. Hope this helps....

Kikis Talarides

Clint Eastwood is an American icon. I have a picture of him in my law office while accepting one of his Academy awards. I salute him and look forward to his next cinematographic accomplishment.


Since Mr. Obama is not admitted to the bar of any state, he is not authorized to practice law. Thus, he is not a lawyer. He is simply a person with a law degree. The same is true for Michelle Obama.

Paul Schaafsma

Let's see . . . hum . . . businessmen presidents . . . hum . . . Herbert Hoover . . . Jimmy Carter . . . George W Bush . . . hum

Jean Ogilvie

Clint's comments about lawyers probably reflects his own dealings with lawyers during his 3(?) divorces rather than the actual electorates. Besides the 25 lawyers who have held the presidency, I would venture to serve in congress, a law degree is a requirement. Sooo... now we know what's really wrong with congress. Thanks for the insite, Clint.

Skip Kaltenheuser

To RNC rave reviews, Clint Eastwood performed one of Samuel Beckett's earliest and least known works, "Waiting for the Chair".

Howard Klein

Eastwood was being humorous. As a lawyer myself, I took no offense. If you don't think he was particularly funny, just say so. No need to fire back at a joke with a rhetorical .44 Magnum.

Joe Jones

I have said that the one good thing that came out of the financial crisis is that bankers replaced lawyers as the lowest of the low as far as public opinion is concerned. I guess not. I still enjoy a good lawyer joke but this rambling thing by Eastwood is just weird.


2. Obama "… was born on August 4, 1961… Obama entered Harvard Law School in late 1988… In February 1990, his second year at Harvard, he was elected president of the law review, a full-time volunteer position functioning as editor-in-chief and supervising the law review's staff of 80 editors…

While in law school he worked as an associate at the law firms of Sidley & Austin in 1989, where he met his wife, Michelle, and where Newton N. Minow was a managing partner. Minow later would introduce Obama to some of Chicago's top business leaders. In the summer of 1990 he worked at Hopkins & Sutter.

Also during his law school years, Obama spent eight days in Los Angeles taking a national training course on Alinsky methods of organizing. He graduated with a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard in 1991 and returned to Chicago. The publicity from his election as the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review led to a contract and advance to write a book about race relations.

In an effort to recruit him to their faculty, the University of Chicago Law School provided Obama with a fellowship and an office to work on his book…Dreams from My Father… Obama taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years, as a Lecturer for four years (1992–1996), and as a Senior Lecturer for eight years (1996–2004). During this time he taught courses in due process and equal protection, voting rights, and racism and law…

In 1993 Obama joined Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, a 12-attorney law firm specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development, where he was an associate for three years from 1993 to 1996, then of counsel from 1996 to 2004…

During the four years Obama worked as a full-time lawyer at the firm, he was involved in 30 cases and accrued 3,723 billable hours… He also served on the board of directors of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law…"~~wikipedia

If one cannot appreciate the qualitative difference, he may be guilty of
undiscerning equivocation.


\ \ "See, I never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to be president, anyway," Eastwood said / /

"could not have been more bizarre"~~Todd Ruger

Mind substance while criticizing, please.

Romney is hardly an "attorney" or "lawyer" compared to Obama.

|| "Eastwood forgot to note that like Obama, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney also has a law degree from Harvard."||

Romney: "(born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and politician who is the nominee of the Republican Party for President of the United States in the 2012 election. He was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts (2003–07)…Beginning in 1966, he spent thirty months in France as a Mormon missionary…In 1971, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University and, in 1975, a joint Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.

Romney entered the management consulting industry, and in 1977 secured a position at Bain & Company. Later serving as its chief executive officer, he helped bring the company out of financial crisis. In 1984, he co-founded and led the spin-off Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm…

He ran as the Republican candidate in the 1994 U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, losing to long-time incumbent Ted Kennedy.
In 1999, he was hired as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics."

Kent Scheidegger

However, Eastwood was in tune with Carl Sandberg:

In the heels of the higgling lawyers, Bob,
Too many slippery ifs and buts and howevers,
Too much hereinbefore provided whereas,
Too many doors to go in and out of.

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