Dirty Harry's performance was odd, to say the least.
Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs held her second community forum last night, but evidently lost out to Clint Eastwood and Romney's wrap of the GOP Convention (there were fewer than a dozen cars in the lot when I went by).
By late afternoon, the folks at WNYC had doped out that Clint Eastwood, the famed 'Dirty Harry', was the likely 'surprise' speaker scheduled for the final evening of the GOP Convention.
Eastwood's delivery was rambling, quirky, off-topic and eccentric in the extreme. Romney folks looked painfully embarrassed. (One wag quipped 'looking like the mother of the bride suffering the toast of a drunken guest at the wedding reception'.)
Yet somehow, it all felt familiar.
As though we had seen many dress rehearsals of the routine here in Plainfield.
-- Dan Damon [follow]