Should Republicans be more embarrassed that Clint Eastwood talked to a chair on closing night of their National Convention. or that they guffawed and genuflected toward a man whose personal comportment runs counter to the most rigid plank in their official platform?
Eastwood says he’s a Republican, sure — ran as one for mayor of Carmel, California, even. But the party he crashed wasn’t the civil, pragmatic one of his long-ago youth. Today’s GOP is all about the sanctity of life, and the presence of Eastwood — father of seven children by five different women, all of his relationships far from the Republicans’ “traditional values” standard, invited to the convention by Mitt Romney himself — made the moment all the more awkward, and not simply because he condescended to furniture.
In the pricey boutiques and tree-lined streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea, that picture-perfect town on the West Coast 25 miles north of Big Sur, residents who tire of waiting for the great California megaquake may now brood upon a small seismic social shock — the suing of former Mayor Clint Eastwood, 58, by his frequent co-star and constant companion, Sondra Locke. According to the suit, filed in Superior Court in Los Angeles, Locke, 41, suffered “humiliation, mental anguish … severe emotional and physical distress and … mental and physical harm” during their 11-year relationship, including two abortions and a tubal ligation allegedly done at Eastwood’s request. — People Magazine, May 15, 1989
As evidence in support, here’s a video of every known instance of Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke having sex.