His words were heard around the world.  And since last Thursday, Clint Eastwood has kept silent about his speech at the RNC, letting the media work themselves into a froth of joy or disgust.

Until now.

And his first exclusive interview was given to...


Nope. Try the Carmel Pine Cone.

It's a great interview with a terrific peek at all the backstage workings of a man who, by his own admission, doesn't know how to give speeches very well and in fact - doesn't like doing them at all.

And just like his RNC speech, there are gems aplenty in the interview.  But for me ... this is the money quote:

“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” Eastwood told The Pine Cone this week.

Yes, he is Mr. Eastwood. And as you so eloquently said last week...we own this country and it's time to put Mr. Obama on the unemployment lines that get longer with every day that passes and he remains in office.