A sampling of celebrity tweets in response to Clint Eastwood's odd conversation with an invisible President Obama in an empty chair before the Republican National Convention on Thursday:
– "This seat's taken." – (visible) President Obama.
– "20 years ago I wanted Clint Eastwood to make my day. Now I just want him to take his pills and b grateful he doesnt need medicare." – Nancy Lee Grahn, "General Hospital" actress.
– "I demand to see Invisible Obama's invisible birth certificate." – Michael Schaffer, The New Republic.
– "And so on this day, August 30, 2012, @MittRomney became a better actor than Clint Eastwood." – Lawrence O'Donnell, host of MSNBC's "The Last Word."
– "I can't believe I just watched #ClintEastwood turn into somebody's DRUNK UNCLE HARRY on the stage of the #GOP #RNC. He humiliated himself." – Star Jones, "Today" contributor.
– "I heard that Clint Eastwood was channeling me at the RNC. My lawyers and I are drafting our lawsuit." – comic actor Bob Newhart, referring to his signature one-way-conversation routines.
– "`If Clint Eastwood ever talks to a chair on national TV, people will need a way to reassure each other' – inventor of Twitter, March 2006." – Patton Oswalt, comedian and actor on "The King of Queens."
– "Clint Eastwood's RNC speech was to imaginary Obama in an empty chair. I'm drafting a DNC speech to imaginary Romney in an empty factory." – George Takei, Mr. Sulu of "Star Trek."