I was the same way with Clinton. I was so aghast that our nation could be dumb enough to elect someone as flawed as Clinton that I just couldn't bring myself to refer to him that way either. I also had a bumper-sticker declaring that Charlton Heston was my president!
The attacks against me for practicing this have been quite vitriolic. I have been called a racist. I have been accused of not respecting the office. I have been accused of undermining the government. (That really happened!)
Never mind that for 8 years, President George W. Bush was referred to as nothing more than "Dubya" by these same folks. Ah yes, hypocrisy in political discourse is alive and well.
So in case you haven't heard, Clint Eastwood narrated a Chrysler commercial during halftime of the Superbowl this past Sunday. Some of my right-wing friends have called it a campaign speech for Obama. I disagree, I think the commercial was apolitical, though I can understand why my friends think this.
The controversy grew to the point yesterday that Mr. Eastwood had to make a statement regarding the flap. In that statement he gave us this little nugget:
l am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama. It was meant to be a message just about job growth and the spirit of America. I think all politicians will agree with it. I thought the spirit was OK.He then followed it up with this:
If Obama or any other politician wants to run with the spirit of that ad, go for it.Say what you want about the Chrysler ad, but these two little statements using "Mr. Obama", and simply "Obama", prove to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that Mr. Eastwood is no fan of this regime, er, administration.
Admittedly, this is subtle but to the trained eye one could clearly see what Eastwood was doing here. And for that I now can say with a complete level of confidence that Eastwood was not shilling for Obama in the Chrysler ad.