Los Angeles, California
FORGIVE THE UNFORGIVEN
Nearly thirty-years ago, in the spring of 1983, Clint “Dirty Harry” Eastwood took a few moments out of his busy life to personally congratulate me on my promotion to Detective III at Hollywood detectives. Now, I’d like to return that favor and speak out for HIM.
Did Eastwood cross the line and commit a major screw up? YES. Was he disrespectful and insulting to our president? YES. Did he hurt anyone but himself? NO.
I am absolutely certain that the very first person to (and I’m sure already has) forgiven Eastwood is president Obama. Our president would be the first to wave it off as, “no big deal.” I’m sure that was the president’s position five-minutes after Clint left the stage.
And I say the same. Forget the politics. Let’s cut one of our greatest actors some slack and remember him for what he has given our nation. He’s been a consummate actor for 57-years and given his life to the public. He’s been loved and respected for over six decades.
What needs to be recognized here is not a one-night screw-up but his BODY OF WORK. He’s made many of our days and nights and needs to be remembered not for ten minutes of bad impromptu, but for his lifetime of service to the world as a CLASS ACT entertainer.
I say, “Congrats to Dirty Harry”. and thank you for a lifetime of service as one of our greatest actors/directors..